January 24, 2021

My News on Point

Daily News Update From Top News Blog Around The World | Your News on The Go

Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli injured in warm-up ahead of Newcastle FA Cup tie

2 min read

Gabriel Martinelli suffered an injury in the warm-up ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup tie against Newcastle (Picture: Getty)

Gabriel Martinelli was forced to pull out of Arsenal’s FA Cup third round tie against Newcastle after he sustained an injury in the warm-up.

The Brazilian forward had started the three matches prior to last Saturday’s 4-0 win over West Brom with Mikel Arteta opting to rest the 19-year-old who had only just returned following a nine-month absence.

Martinelli was restored to the starting line-up on Saturday but took no part in the action after he appeared to sustain an ankle injury ahead of kick-off.

With only Nicolas Pepe in close proximity, Martinelli sprinted to retrieve the ball and fell to the floor clutching his right ankle. The youngster initially appeared to be in extreme pain but was able to return to the dressing room without the aid of a stretcher.

The extent of the injury is yet to be confirmed but Arteta opted not to take any risks with one of the men chiefly responsible for Arsenal’s return to form in recent weeks.

Martinelli’s place in the starting line was taken by Reiss Nelson, who scored Arsenal’s winning goal against Leeds United at this stage of the competition last season.

Arsenal face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Thursday evening before they meet Newcastle again a week on Monday.

Reacting to Martinelli’s setback Ian Wright, working for the BBC, said: ‘It’s a big blow, its a massive blow to him its a big blow to Mikel as well because he gives that energy that’s coincided with Arsenal’s form him and Emile Smith Rowe.

‘So to see him go down like that was really quite worrying. Hopefully Gabriel will be fine but its a big opportunity for Reiss nelson for him to stake a claim now.’

MORE : Nice chief hints at keeping Arsenal loanee William Saliba beyond this season

MORE : Mikel Arteta backs Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe to match Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden

Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Source link

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us
  • Contribute to MyNewsonPoint - Register to become an author to contribute with your knowledge.
  • Send breaking news, releases, photos or videos of happenings around the world Us via
Live Updates COVID-19 CASES
  • World 99,361,462
    Confirmed: 99,361,462
    Active: 25,808,356
    Recovered: 71,421,897
    Death: 2,131,209
  • USA 25,566,789
    Confirmed: 25,566,789
    Active: 9,808,205
    Recovered: 15,330,949
    Death: 427,635
  • UK 3,617,459
    Confirmed: 3,617,459
    Active: 1,903,823
    Recovered: 1,616,307
    Death: 97,329
  • Italy 2,455,185
    Confirmed: 2,455,185
    Active: 498,834
    Recovered: 1,871,189
    Death: 85,162
  • Nigeria 120,602
    Confirmed: 120,602
    Active: 23,199
    Recovered: 95,901
    Death: 1,502
  • Ghana 60,115
    Confirmed: 60,115
    Active: 2,799
    Recovered: 56,955
    Death: 361