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Arsenal confirms that Gabriel Martinelli will not be in action until ‘the end of 2020’ after knee surgery

Arsenal confirms that Gabriel Martinelli will not take action until ‘the end of 2020’ after successful knee surgery

  • Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli has had successful knee surgery
  • The 19-year-old Brazilian injured his left knee during training after the competition resumed
  • Pablo Mari is expected to return to training in September due to ankle damage

Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli will be out after knee surgery until the end of the year.

The 19-year-old Brazilian, who scored 10 goals in 26 games this season, sustained an injury to his left knee last month and had successful surgery.

“(Martinelli) is currently recovering in a knee brace after his surgery, which took place in the last week of June,” said a statement on the official Arsenal website.

Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli will be out until 2021 after knee surgery

Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli will be out until 2021 after knee surgery

Surgery was successful, with consultants and our medical team very much encouraged with Gabi’s current progress in this phase of his recovery.

“(He) will continue his recovery throughout the season, with the goal of being fully trained again by the end of 2020.”

Defender Pablo Mari is expected to return to training in September after spraining ankle ligaments in Manchester City last month.

Mari is now off the crutches and has returned to Spain to undergo a short period of ‘specialist attention and comprehensive therapy’.

“He will return to the UK later in July to resume his rehabilitation in our training center all season long, with the aim of returning to full training in September,” Arsenal said.

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