Arsenal continue to sweat over the fitness of Gabriel Martinelli after he was substituted against Everton on Sunday afternoon. The Brazilian winger appeared to pick up a hamstring problem during the 1-0 win at Goodison Park.
After the full-time whistle, Arteta provided a brief update on Martinelli's condition. The Gunners boss told Sky Sports: «He [Martinelli] felt something, he felt it in his hammy [hamstring] so he will need to be assessed.»
The 22-year-old will be absent from Arsenal's first Champions League clash of the season against PSV on Wednesday night after missing first team training on Tuesday. So, football.london has decided to round up everything that we've heard regarding Martinelli's current fitness status below.
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Arsenal have some tricky fixtures coming up — starting with their return to Champions League action as they take on PSV at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening. Speaking ahead of the clash, Arteta provided yet another update on the Brazilian's fitness as fears continue to grow regarding the length of time he may be sidelined for.
The Arsenal boss told reporters: «He [Martinelli] felt something in his hamstring. We need to do some further tests.»
Arsenal training absence
Gabriel Martinelli has not been spotted among the Arsenal players who have trained ahead of Wednesday night's Group B opener against PSV Eindhoven.
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