Gabriel Martinelli was named in the starting line-up to take on Newcastle this evening, but fell foul of injury in the warm-up.
The Brazilian was set to line-up in a front four with Willian, Pepe and Aubameyang, before having to be replaced by Reiss Nelson.
As you will see, the 19 year-old loses his balance in the warm-up for the clash and keels over clutching his leg. As you see in the other videos he appears to have damaged his knee (the pundits claim it could be the ankle), and to later see him crying tells me that he isn’t expecting to be returning any time soon.
Martinelli goes down injured 😡😡🙆🏽♂️🙆🏽♂️🙆🏽♂️😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 delete this Club 😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/dj2udbVkOH
— Mario Dacres ⚽️ (@DacresMario) January 9, 2021
Martinelli crying, feel so sorry for him. I hate 2021 so much already pic.twitter.com/0K1Fsi24SP
— GoonerViews (@GoonerViews) January 9, 2021
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) January 9, 2021
Should our worst fears be realised, will the club be forced to enter into the transfer window for a replacement given his importance in recent weeks?