Gabriel Martinelli Injury: Mikel Arteta provides update on Arsenal star’s situation

The young and motivated Arsenal side, led by their former player-turned-manager Mikel Arteta, is actively competing in the race to catch up with the league leaders, the reigning champions Manchester City and Liverpool, as they thrashed a dejected Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Following a commanding 6-0 victory over the Blades, who are currently at the bottom of the table, in the Monday evening clash, the Gunners have moved to within a 2-point deficit of first place. However, focusing on the negatives from the game, their Brazilian star winger, Gabriel Martinelli suffered an injury.

Gabriel Martinelli injury update

Arsenal extended their dominant domestic run with a record-breaking win against Sheffield United on Monday. They netted six goals and managed to keep a clean sheet, with five of their goals coming in the first half, thanks to contributions from their skipper Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, Kai Havertz, and Declan Rice.

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Defender Ben White’s thunderous strike added the final goal in the second half, while another goal resulted from an own goal by Jayden Bogle, who deflected Bukayo Saka’s cross from the right flank into his net.

Gabriel Martinelli, who made two vital contributions by scoring the third goal and assisting Kai Havertz for the next just 10 minutes later, was forced to leave the game in the 64th minute. He suffered a cut on his leg and could not continue, leading to him being carried off by the team’s physio staff. The full extent of his injury is yet to be assessed.

Manager Arteta, however, addressed Martinelli’s injury, labeling it as a minor cut. “Bukayo was feeling sick so I decided to take him off. With Gabi (Martinelli]it’s just a cut from a tackle,” the Spanish manager said.

The London club’s scoring spree set a new record with a total of 31 goals, the most by any side in seven consecutive Premier League matches. This surpasses the previous record held by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who had tallied 28 goals in their record-setting run during the 2017-18 season.

Gabriel Martinelli’s impact on Arsenal offense

The Brazilian international is a pivotal part of the Gunners’ offensive setup, especially during their recent tremendous league streak of 7 successive wins, all by a huge margin of goals. During this, Martinelli has played a crucial role in Arsenal’s attacking prowess, contributing to six goals by finding the back of the net four times and providing two assists.

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The 22-year-old attacker has missed five games for Mikel Arteta this campaign due to a hamstring injury.

Despite this setback, his performances have been a valuable asset to the team. Overall, the winger has contributed 8 goals and five assists in 32 appearances across all competitions.

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