March 28, 2024

Gabriel Martinelli’s health will be a concern for Arsenal ahead of Sunday’s pivotal Premier League title matchup with Manchester City.


Following an injury sustained during the Gunners’ 6-0 victory over Sheffield United earlier this month, the Brazilian has missed the team’s last three games. At Bramall Lane, Martinelli scored and provided an assist before being substituted in the 64th minute.


The next week, when the north Londoners overcame Brentford at the Emirates Stadium, he was seen using crutches to help him move and was donning a protective boot. noticed Martinelli in the mixed zone as he was making his way to the dressing room.


The 22-year-old has been focusing on his recuperation during the most recent international break after missing the penalty shoot-out victory over FC Porto as well. Nevertheless, it is unclear if he will be considered ready for Sunday’s match against City.


Martinelli has eight goals and five assists so far this season. He hasn’t been able to match his season-ending totals of 15 goals and 6 assists, but he still poses a threat to Mikel Arteta in the Premier League and Champions League.


Here, examines the possibility of the deft Brazilian participating in the title matchup against Pep Guardiola’s team.


What is known about the injury sustained by Martinelli?

Arteta was questioned about the seriousness of Martinelli’s issue that had forced him off after witnessing his team demolish the Blades. “We had a little issue with Gabi Martinelli,” he stated. “His foot was slightly cut. We must wait and observe the situation.”


Before this month’s Champions League victory against Porto, Arteta acknowledged the 22-year-old continued to have foot problems. “Gabriel Martinelli misses out on today’s squad due to the foot issue sustained at Sheffield United,” he stated.


Is Martinelli going to be ready for Gameweek 30 against Man City?

Despite not playing since the beginning of the month, Martinelli has a 75% probability of participating on Sunday afternoon according to Fantasy Premier League.


Martinelli scored late in the Emirates Stadium matchup between the two teams back in October. During his pre-match press conference on Friday, Arteta is anticipated to deliver an update on the forward.

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