Arsenal boss Arteta provides Gabriel Martinelli injury update

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has, on Sunday evening, provided an update on the wellbeing of Gabriel Martinelli.

This comes, for those who may have missed it, after the Brazilian was forced into a premature departure from the Gunners’ Premier League meeting with Everton.

Arteta and co. marked their post-international break return to action a short time ago, thanking a moment of brilliance on the part of Leandro Trossard for an eventual 1-0 victory.

As alluded to above, though, on an otherwise positive evening’s work for Arsenal, one source of concern was forthcoming, on the personnel front.

This came inside the opening 25 minutes, when the aforementioned Gabriel Martinelli, after seeing a goal disallowed, pulled up with an injury problem.

The wide-man, in turn, was quickly replaced by eventual match-winner Trossard.

Speaking to the media on the back of the action coming to a close on Merseyside, the subject of Martinelli’s wellbeing was therefore unsurprisingly put to Mikel Arteta.

And Arsenal’s boss went on to reveal that his attacking standout has picked up a hamstring issue, which will ‘need to be assessed’:

“He felt something on one of the sprints, in his hammy. He will need to be assessed.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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