Arsenal star Martinelli pulls up with knee injury in Newcastle warm-up

Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli injured in warm-up prior to Newcastle FA Cup clash as club legend Ian Wright describes incident as ‘worrying’

  • Gabriel Martinelli appeared to badly injure his knee during Arsenal’s warm-up
  • The Brazilian was set to feature in the FA Cup clash against Newcastle United]
  • Club legend Ian Wright labelled the incident as ‘worrying’ from the sidelines
  • Martinelli was replaced in the Gunners starting XI by Reiss Nelson 

Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli has been ruled out of the FA Cup clash with Newcastle after appearing to badly hurt his knee in a freak warm-up injury.

Martinelli was taking part in a pre-match possession drill when his studs looked to get caught in the Emirates turf.

The Brazilian forward saw his knee jolt as a result and was quickly left in a heap on the floor, prompting his team-mates to urge for medical attention.

Gabriel Martinelli is out of the FA Cup tie with Newcastle after injuring himself in the warm-up

Club legend Ian Wright noted that the injury looked ‘quite worrying’ during his on-air punditry duties for BBC.

Martinelli was swiftly replaced in the starting line-up by Reiss Nelson, and is now expected to go under assessment by the Gunners.

More to follow. 

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