Arsenal will be without Gabriel Martinelli for their opening Champions League group stage clash against PSV Eindhoven this evening. The Gunners have four players sidelined with injuries after the Brazilian winger joined Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Jurrien Timber in the treatment room.
Martinelli felt something in his hamstring during the1-0 win against Everton on Sunday and could be sidelined for a few weeks. Speaking ahead of the PSV clash, Mikel Arteta provided a fresh update on Martinelli's fitness.
«Yeah, he felt something in his hamstring and we need to do some further tests to see if there’s some big damage or not but he will be out for tomorrow’s game that’s for sure,» the Arsenal boss said. When asked if the 22-year-old could be available to face Tottenham in the North London Derby, Arteta replied: «It’s a possibility we don’t know yet — as I said we need some more tests and then see what happens.»
Next up for Arsenal is a return to the Champions League for the first time in six-years, with PSV Eindhoven their clash on Wednesday. With all of that being said, football.london has taken a look at the latest Gunners injury news.
Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli has suffered a hamstring injury during the win against Everton. The Brazilian winger looks set for a period of time on the sidelines with Champions League football returning to the Emirates Stadium this week — before the North London Derby against Tottenham next weekend.
Martinelli missed training on Tuesday ahead of the Champions League clash against PSV at the Emirates Stadium.
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