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Gabriel Martinelli injury latest: North London Derby update, Arsenal training, Arteta update

Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli sustained what appeared to be a hamstring injury during last weekend’s 1-0 Premier League victory against Sean Dyche’s Everton side

face an anxious wait regarding Gabriel Martinelli’s fitness status ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur. The Brazilian international appeared to pick up a hamstring problem during last weekend’s 1-0 victory away to Everton, coming off for eventual matchwinner Leandro Trossard.

After the full-time whistle at Goodison Park, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta provided a brief update on the 22-year-old’s condition. The Spaniard told Sky Sports: “He [Martinelli] felt something, he felt it in his hammy [hamstring] so he will need to be assessed.”

The talented young attacker was then absent from the north Londoners’ first Champions League game of the season against PSV on Wednesday evening – a match his side won 4-0. So, football.london has decided to round up everything that we’ve heard regarding Martinelli’s current fitness status below.

Arsenal have been handed an injury blow ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby clash against Tottenham, with Martinelli not spotted in Friday’s training session at the club’s London Colney training base. Arteta admitted he was unsure whether or not the Brazilian wideman would be fit to face Spurs this weekend.

Speaking about his side’s injuries during his pre-match press conference on Friday, Arteta said: “With Gaby we are still assessing him and so let’s see whether he can make the game or not.” When asked if the youngster was ruled out of the game against Tottenham, Arteta simply replied by saying: “No.”

Arsenal have some tricky fixtures coming up – starting with their return to Champions League action as they take on PSV at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening. Speaking ahead of the clash, Arteta provided yet another update on the Brazilian’s fitness as fears continue to grow regarding the length of time he may be sidelined for.

The Arsenal boss told reporters: “He [Martinelli] felt something in his hamstring. We need to do some further tests.”

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