Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli has suffered a knee injury and the Gunners fear the Brazilian could miss the rest of the season, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.
The injury occurred on Monday after Martinelli completed his training session but complained of some discomfort in his knee afterwards. The forward has undergone scans and the club and player are awaiting the test results to get clarity on the severity of the injury.
It is being reported that he may have suffered meniscus damage. If this turns out to be accurate, the former Ituano player will consult with a renowned knee specialist to confirm the diagnosis and figure out next steps but will miss the remainder of the campaign.
This news compounds the injury crisis currently being faced by Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta. He has already lost Pablo Mari and Bernd Leno for the rest of the season. Calum Chambers continues to recuperate from his long term injury and will not be back in action for the foreseeable future.
Arsenal have struggled in front of goal all season and barring Aubameyang, Martinelli has been the club’s biggest threat in front of goal. He had yet to feature for the Gunners in their Premier League restart but was expected to play a big role in their run in. If his injury ends up ruling him out for the campaign, Arteta will have to adapt to this latest setback as the Gunners look for their first win in the Premier League since its return.