Arsenal boost as Martinelli’s injury isn’t as bad as feared

Gabriel Martinelli has offered Arsenal a boost after he left their match against Manchester City injured yesterday.

After several months on the sideline, the Brazilian returned to the Arsenal starting XI in the Carabao Cup game against the Citizens.

He showed Arsenal what they have been missing when he made a fine run to cross the ball and set up Alexandre Lacazette for the equalizing goal.

He got a nasty bang to the top of his foot from Zack Steffen, just before half time and he did play on after some treatment.

However, almost immediately after the break, he felt some discomfort and he had to be substituted from the game.

Arsenal would go on to lose their cutting edge in the attack and lose the game 4-1.

Martinelli’s injury was Arsenal fans’ biggest concern after the final whistle with some of them fearing that he would not be available for their game against Chelsea at the weekend.

However, the Brazilian took to social media network Twitter to allay their fears by saying he was ok and ready to play again.

He posted an image from the game and captioned it as cited by The Sun: “Feeling fine and ready to go again”

The post delighted the Arsenal fanbase who were happy that he won’t be out for another extended period.

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11 Comments

  1. Lugdush says:

    OT: if another brazilian, like oscar (who i ve listened Luiz and Willian telling to came once), or vinicious on loan, or any other who was not on a level that can help arsenal for good, so edu has to go with inmidiatly effect.
    Stop helping ir friends and compatriots and Lets start to do your job men…

  2. ozziegunner says:

    Some good news for once from Gabriel Martinelli; a bright star in a a dim sky at present.
    Compliments of the season to everyone, after a very bad year on so many fronts. Let’s hope 2021 is a great improvement.

    1. SueP says:

      I think we were all fearful for him ozziegunner. What a boost to see him back
      Seasons greetings to you to
      🎄🎄🎄

  3. Ayan says:

    So happy to hear that Martinelli is ok. Looking forward to seeing him show the uninspiring squad players how to play football!

  4. Sue says:

    Phew!! If only we had 10 of him, we’d be fine..

    Only just saw the Carabao cup draw.. spuds v Brentford. Wouldn’t that compound our misery if they go on to win it?! They may even win a trophy before we win a game again 😂😂😂 (Sue.. calm down!!)

    1. Declan says:

      Yes Sue and it’s a one leg game at the toilet bowl.

  5. Declan says:

    I’m hoping Martinelli will play against Chelsea as certainly without him it could be another humiliation for us and yet another step nearer relegation. If Mustafi, Pepé and Willian start, I won’t be watching the game.
    O.T. In case it’s not been mentioned, this years winners of the Carabao cup do not get entry into the Europa League but to a new competition called the Europa Conference, not that it affects us!

  6. Mambo says:

    Martanelli, Saka and Tierney are our only decent players it seems.

    Pepe is an utter flop and needs to go, i believe Rahual lost his kob because of this acquisition.

    Lets see if Edu loses his flr helping his buddies out.

  7. Mambo says:

    *Job
    *For

  8. Royalty says:

    Hi so happy to hear that gabby martinelli is okay and will be available for the Chelsea match oh thank Goodness

  9. Cliff says:

    The solution to our woes will only come when Arteta picks a balanced team for EPL matches.
    His team selection is the main hindrance to our performance. I believe he has personal issues with some players which leads to his biased team selection.
    This is not healthy for the team,he either changes his attitude, be fired or let’s embrace championship football next season.

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