It’s very easy for talented teenagers to get forgotten about when they go down with a long term injury, and it came at the worst time for Gabriel Martinelli last campaign. Martinelli looked promising after arriving at Arsenal before going down with a bad injury earlier in the year, and the Spanish manager’s team have excelled in his absence.
Gabriel is versatile but there’s a lot of contest for places in the wider areas, while Eddie Nketiah has established himself as a capable back up for Gabon international through the middle. Despite that, it’s always welcome to have quality footballers coming back from injury, and Gunners Twitter account has indicated that he’s close to a return.
The Brazilian forward’s been out for a long time so his return will need to be gradual and will probably feature games from the bench at first, but it will be exciting to see if he can force his way into this team.
It’s never nice to try and take a positive from any injury situation, but every fan will feel some relief when they see that a star footballer from an opposing side won’t be able to play against them.