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Arsenal confirmed: Martinelli back in action

Tue 12 January 2021 | 21:42

The 19-year-old Brazilian injury was not serious.


have announced that Gabriel Martinelli's ankle injury is not serious and he could return to training in the next few days.

Martinelli suffered a warm-up injury before Saturday's FA Cup clash with Newcastle. The 19-year-old midfielder was supposed to be in his squad from the beginning, but eventually gave way to Reese Nelson and watched the game from the stands.

After the game, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta avoided talking about Martinelli's injury, only saying that the Brazilian's ankle condition did not look very good.

Martinelli, who had just returned to action after a six-month absence due to a knee injury, was once again in danger of a long absence. However, scans on his leg show that his problem is not serious and he can accompany the players in Thursday's match against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal wrote on their website:" “Gabi turned his right ankle during the warm-up against Newcastle United on Saturday and was subsequently taken out of the starting line-up,”“Gabi has progressed very well and we’re hoping that he will return to full training with the squad in the next few days.”

source: SportMob