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Gabriel Martinelli suffers injury on his debut for Arsenal after 10 months on sidelines

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Things don't seem to be going well for Arsenal at the moment. The results haven't been forthcoming and the injuries and suspension to players have increased.
Last night, the Gunners were knocked out of the Carabao Cup. It was a 4-1 loss to Manchester City at the Emirates i in the quarter final round of the competition. 

Pep Guardiola side took the lead after three minutes after Gabriel Jesus header found the back of the net. 

But Alexander Lacazette equalised for the Gunners 30 minutes later only to concede three goals from Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte in the second half.

As that wasn't enough, Mikel Arteta side also lost their young Brazilian, Gabriel Martinelli. 

The 19-year-old was involved in a collision with Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen. 

It was Martinelli first start since he suffered a serious knee injury in training. 

It all started when Joe Willock slotted a through pass to Martinelli only for the on rushing Steffen to catch the Brazilian's leg in the process. He was treated by the medical team but couldn't continue in the second half. 

After the game, Arteta said Martinelli had suffered swelling in his shin after the collision with Steffen.

"It was just a really bad kick on his shin and it was swelling up, and he was in pain and came off," Arteta said.

Just so you know, Martinelli was tagged as one of the bright talents at the club. He enjoy a debut season with the Gunners last season, scoring 10 goals in all competitions after joining the Gunners from Ituano in his native Brazil.

Arteta went ahead to defend his decision to allow Martinelli begin the second half. According to him, the 19 years old wanted to continue the game but unfortunately he couldn't as he's knee was swollen. 

"He was pushing, saying that he was completely fine, that he wanted to carry on and he wanted to try," Arteta added. 

"He had a scar that wasn’t open and he wanted to try so we gave him the possibility to try. And when he was on the pitch he wasn’t comfortable so it was an easy decision to take him out."

This means the forward might be a doubt for Arsenal’s home game against their London rival, Chelsea this weekend. 

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