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Gabriel Martinelli could miss rest of Arsenal season after suffering knee cartilage injury in training

ARSENAL star Gabriel Martinelli could miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee cartilage injury in training.

The young Brazilian, 19, picked up the the knock back at London Colney just a day after the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at Brighton.

Gabriel Martinelli could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury

With Bernd Leno and Pablo Mari picking up injuries in the first two games post-lockdown, Mikel Arteta is suffering something of a crisis.

Arsenal struggled with injuries earlier in the season, particularly in defence.

But now it seems they may need to battle on without Martinelli following an injury to his left knee – which required a trip to a specialist for a scan.

On their club website, Arsenal wrote: “Left knee. Sustained cartilage injury during training on Sunday.

“Further assessments and tests to take place in forthcoming days.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal have been given some good news, with Leno’s injury much better than first feared.

Initial reports suggested the German goalkeeper could miss a whole YEAR with the injury.

But the Gunners revealed he is likely to miss just four weeks with the damage much less severe than first thought.

Again, the club website revealed: “Positive news after detailed assessments.

“[Leno] sustained moderate ligament sprain during Brighton & Hove [game] on Saturday.

“[He is] aiming to return to full training in four to six weeks.”

Leno even tweeted his own update, writing: “Thank you for your support and getting well wishes.

“I’m going to work hard to come back on the pitch as soon as possible.”


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By: Dave Fraser
Title: Gabriel Martinelli could miss rest of Arsenal season after suffering knee cartilage injury in training
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11937491/arsenal-martinelli-injury-out-season/
Published Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:16:57 +0000

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