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Gabriel Martinelli: Mikel Arteta Provides Update on Striker After Injury vs Everton
- Gabriel Martinelli picked up a suspected hamstring injury during Arsenal's clash with Everton
- The Brazilian striker was subsequently replaced with Leandro Trossard who scored the winner
- Martinelli is now a doubt for Arsenal's UEFA Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven
Mikel Arteta has delivered a worrying injury update on Gabriel Martinelli. The Brazilian striker was part of Arsenal's starting XI during their Premier League trip to Everton on Sunday.
However, he was unable to see out the remainder of the match after he picked up a suspected hamstring injury midway through the clash.
According to Football London, Martinelli suffered the injury blow minutes after he thought he had opened the scoring for the Gunners, only to have his goal ruled out for offside by the VAR in contentious circumstances.
The forward was subsequently replaced by Leandro Trossard, who finally broke the deadlock with 20 minutes left on the clock.
Arteta gives Martinelli injury update
Speaking after the match, Arteta disclosed that Martinelli would need to be assessed to determine the extent of his injury.
"He felt something in his hamstring so he will need to be assessed," he told the BBC after the game via Metro UK.
"He felt, I think, something in the action in the run for the goal. He’s not normally a player to have muscular issues, but he had to come off. Let’s see," he added.
It now remains to be seen when Martinelli will return to action. However, it is likely he will miss Arsenal's UEFA Champions League opener against PSV Eindhoven.
The Gunners are scheduled to host the Dutch giants on September 20, at the Emirates Stadium.
Why Martinelli's goal was disallowed
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on new details emerging as to why Martinelli's goal against Everton was disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee.
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The decision made by the VAR official was once again the biggest talking point during Arsenal's Premier League tie on Sunday at Goodison Park.
Martinelli thought he had handed the Gunners the lead in the first half when he burst through and slotted into the corner beyond Jordan Pickford.