Sunday, April 21, 2024

Arteta: Martinelli out for PSV clash, more tests needed

Mikel Arteta says Gabriel Martinelli will miss tomorrow’s clash with PSV Eindhoven but he’ll wait for the results of more tests on the player’s hamstring before making a definitive decision on the attacker’s availability for the upcoming North London derby

The 22-year-old had to be replaced by Leandro Trossard midway through the first half of Sunday’s win at Everton and, adding insult to injury, picked up the problem scoring a goal that was eventually ruled out by VAR.

After the game, Arteta said: “Normally he’s not one of the players to have muscular issues, but he had to come off, so let’s see.”

Facing the press ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven, the boss had a further update.

“He felt something in his hamstring and we need to do some further tests to assess if there is any big damage or not. But he will be out for tomorrow’s game that’s for sure,” said Arteta.

Pressed on whether the Brazil international could return for next weekend, he reaffirmed, “It’s a possibility, we don’t know yet. As I said, we need some more tests and then see what happens.”

As far as we’re aware, Arsenal have no other new fitness worries heading into the first Champions League clash at Emirates Stadium since 2017.

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Martin Harris

Lets do this!!!

ArseSplat

Lezdudis!

Tim B

«No other injuries»? Partey and Timber.

arseblog

New ‘new’ injuries

Inchun

Hopefully only a minor issue

Ebo

Fingers crossed he’s not out for more than a game or two. Feel like he along with maybe Partey are our most underrated players, he’s so dangerous that even when it doesn’t seem like he’s doing much (which is rare) he’s constantly on the minds of the opposition and freeing up space for others. And with his humble and hard working mentality and his age he’s still going to get so much better imo… Had a (for him) slow start to the season and that disallowed goal looked for a moment like it might open the floodgates, so fingers crossed… Read more »

Jonoz

Not sure I agree with the slow start. He was our best player against United.

Ebo

Just in so far as he hasn’t scored yet I suppose. He’s been great, I just meant relative to his high standards.

Teryima Adi

Martinelli: the Brazilian Express. The kid is good.

Gonnaho

He stretches out defenses against the low block which Tottenham will surly play. Big miss for the derby.

Wengerball

I think we’re already seeing why a bigger squad is needed. We have direct replacement for him with Trossard and ESR

Heavenly Chapecoense

Plus Nelson.

401

we have defo got replacement for that position we have trossard, smith Rowe, Nelson,

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