Arsenal hope to boost Martinelli’s injury with the return of Gabriel and Barty


The young Arsenal player injured his ankle before Saturday’s FA Cup match with Newcastle

Gabriel Martinelli gets a check-up on Monday, with Arsenal Hopefully, the Brazilian striker’s ankle injury isn’t as bad as he feared at first.

Martinelli was injured during the warm-up on Saturday night as Arsenal prepare to face Newcastle in the third round of the FA Cup. And was initially replaced by Reiss Nelson.

He watched the second half from the stands wearing protective shoes and Arteta admitted after the match that the initial marks were “not good” for the 19-year-old.

But after spotting Martinelli in the training ground on Sunday, Arteta is now in a slightly more positive mood and hopes the test results show that the striker doesn’t have to spend much time on the sidelines.

“We don’t know how bad it is,” Arteta said on Monday. “He’s being examined this morning.” “He wasn’t looking good after the match because he was in so much pain, but yesterday the test was a little better.

“So let’s hope he gets tested and it’s not that dangerous and we can bring Gabi back soon. But we’ll find out more on Tuesday.”

Arsenal Crystal Palace In the Premier League on Thursday evening, they are looking for five consecutive wins in all competitions.

Arsenal could have had two major deals in the summer for the match, with center back Gabriel Magalhaes and midfielder Thomas Partey expected to return after being laid off.

Gabriel missed his last four matches after testing positive for the CoronavirusAnd the Meanwhile, Barty has not played since suffering a groin injury during the North London Derby defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on December 6.

But Arteta hopes they will both return against Palace later in the week.

“Gabriel had a training session that day,” said the Arsenal coach. “He tested positive, and he had very mild symptoms, so he lost a few weeks of training because he was forced into isolation.

“He’s better now, we expect him to train with us in the next couple of days and we’ll assess whether or not we can host him on Thursday.

“Thomas has been in full training for the past four or five days. He’s completely asymptomatic. He’s a bit quick to try to play against Newcastle, but I think he will be ready for Thursday.”

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