According to David Ornstein in The Athletic (£) Gabriel Martinelli suffered a knee injury in training on Monday, and is due to find out the results of a scan which may rule him out for the rest of the campaign.
The young Brazilian hasn’t featured in either of our post-lockdown games, and may now not feature until the new season with feared meniscus damage.
It’s the latest in a litany of injury problems Mikel Arteta has had to face. Early this year Calum Chambers did his cruciate, and Lucas Torreira’s ankle was broken; while in the last two games alone we’ve lost Granit Xhaka (ankle), Pablo Mari (Achilles tendon), and Bernd Leno on Saturday against Brighton.
There are reports this evening that Leno’s injury might not be as bad as feared, and while it will sideline him for up to 6 weeks, he should recover in time for next season.
Fingers crossed for Martinelli, and I will now sacrifice something to the injury gods because someone’s gotta do something.
They are clearly displeased with us at the moment.