Gabriel Martinelli suffered a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s 1-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park last weekend
Arsenal’s talented winger, Gabriel Martinelli, has finally spoken out following his unfortunate hamstring injury during the recent 1-0 victory against Everton. This injury kept him on the sidelines for Arsenal’s opening Champions League group stage match against PSV. As Martinelli’s recovery timeline remains uncertain, the big question is whether he will be fit in time to face Tottenham in the highly anticipated North London Derby this Sunday.
Prior to the PSV match, Martinelli was notably absent from the training sessions, leaving fans and pundits in suspense about his availability. Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, addressed the situation earlier this week, explaining that Martinelli’s hamstring issue required further investigation. Arteta stated during a press briefing on Tuesday, “He [Martinelli] felt something in his hamstring. We need to do some further tests.”
Regarding the severity of the injury, Physical therapy expert Dr. Rajpal Brar weighed in on the matter, suggesting that if Martinelli’s injury is indeed a grade 1 hamstring strain, the expected recovery time would be approximately two weeks. However, the actual recovery period may vary depending on the specific location of the injury, especially if it’s closer to a tendon. Additionally, Martinelli’s style of play, characterized by high-speed sprints, places extra demands on his hamstring.
Despite being unable to take the field, Martinelli showed his unwavering support for his teammates during Arsenal’s return to the Champions League after a six-year absence. He posted an encouraging message on his Instagram story just before kick-off: “Let’s goooo heart emoji.”