Arsenal faced a setback during their 1-0 win against Everton as Gabriel Martinelli had to be substituted due to a hamstring injury. This unfortunate incident occurred just after a VAR review disallowed his goal.
Leandro Trossard replaced Martinelli and later scored the decisive goal. Although Martinelli briefly appeared on the bench, the severity of his injury is yet to be determined.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, expressed concern about Martinelli’s injury, mentioning that he felt discomfort in his hamstring and will need further assessment.
As of now, the return date for Martinelli remains unknown, leaving Arsenal fans anxious, especially with important fixtures like Champions League games and the North London Derby on the horizon.
In addition to Martinelli, Arsenal is also dealing with other key players’ injuries. Thomas Partey sustained a groin injury during training, confirmed by the Ghana FA.
Arsenal hopes for his return after the October international break. Partey’s absence is a significant blow, and Arteta mentioned he’s still a few weeks away from recovery due to the muscle injury.
Mohamed Elneny, recovering from a serious knee injury since January, has been training with the squad. There’s optimism about his return, expected around September/October 2023. Arteta highlighted Elneny’s progress in rehab and emphasized the need to gradually integrate him back into the team.
Jurrien Timber, a recent addition to Arsenal, suffered a knee injury, requiring surgery and putting him out of action until 2024. Arteta expressed disappointment over Timber’s injury, acknowledging the impact it has on the team’s plans for the season.
With crucial matches approaching, including Champions League fixtures and the North London Derby, Arsenal faces challenges due to these injuries. The uncertainty regarding the return dates of Martinelli, Partey, Elneny, and Timber adds pressure to Arteta and the team as they strategize and adapt to overcome these setbacks. Arsenal fans eagerly await updates and hope for a swift recovery of their injured players to bolster the team’s performance in the upcoming matches.