Gabriel Martinelli Return Date From Ankle Injury Confirmed

Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli is likely to return from his ankle injury as early as next Monday, according to reports.

According to The Guardian, the teenager has a strong chance of playing against Newcastle United on Monday.

However, he will miss the visit of Crystal Palace on Thursday.

Speaking in his post-match press conference on Saturday, Mikel Arteta revealed the Brazilian was in tears following the injury.

“I am gutted,” Arteta said. “I was in my office before the game and one of the medical staff came in and said he twisted his ankle.

“He was in tears and in a lot of pain. We're going to see how he is but he didn't look good.

“He was in pain. He's a character that he wants to play the next game, hopefully it's not too serious.

“We really want to know what's going on.

“He's a character that says he wants to play the next game, that he doesn't care that he can handle pain, but I don't know.

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“Hopefully there is nothing too serious but to start with it didn't look too good.”

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