According to a report in the Guardian, Gabriel Martinelli has not sustained any serious damage following the injury he picked up in the warm-up ahead of Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle.
The young Brazilian twisted his ankle in a pre-game drill, and there were fears that he had sustained another substantial injury.
However, it appears he’s in contention for next Monday’s clash, again against Newcastle, but he will miss Thursday’s visit of Crystal Palace to the Emirates.
It’s a boost for Mikel Arteta who declared himself ‘gutted’ on Saturday, fearing the worst over the 19 year old who has only just made his comeback from a serious knee injury.
We’ve been due a bit of good fortune with injuries, so fingers crossed he’s back as quickly as hoped.
The latest medical bulletin confirms Martinelli will be back in training very soon:
“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.”