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Arsenal doctor gives William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli, Oleksandr Zinchenko injury update to fan from his car

Ryan Smart

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Arsenal doctor gives William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli, Oleksandr Zinchenko injury update to fan from his car

Arsenal club doctor Gary O'Driscoll has given an update on the injuries suffered by William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The Gunners went into Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Brighton at the Emirates Stadium without the services of Saliba and Zinchenko.

Saliba has been absent since March with a back injury, and manager Mikel Arteta has yet to confirm when he is expected to return.

Zinchenko, meanwhile, suffered a calf injury during the 2-0 win over Newcastle at the beginning of the month.


And Martinelli was the latest to join Arsenal's growing injury list, being forced off following a heavy tackle from Moises Caicedo in the first half against Brighton.

He had earlier collided with Seagulls winger Kaoru Mitoma after a late aerial challenge, leaving the Brighton star sprawled down on the pitch as a result.

Now, the club's doctor has given an update on all three Gunners players.

Arsenal doctor gives injury updates


Whilst in his car after the game, O'Driscoll was approached by an Arsenal supporter, before being asked how both Zinchenko and Martinelli were.

But he went on to give a more general update on when the Gunners can hope their injured trio back.

He said: "[Martinelli] is sore. It was a terrible foul, a disgraceful foul you know. But yeah, he's a bit sore, but he should be OK. Yeah, I think he'll be back before the end of the season.



"I'm not sure about [Zinchenko] yet, we'll have to see. Everyone's fighting to be back for the end of the season. The same [for Saliba]."

The update will surely raise hopes among the Gunners faithful that all three players will feature again before the campaign concludes - but it may be a waiting game for Arteta to see whether they are cleared to return.

Arsenal's title hopes are almost over following the 3-0 defeat to Roberto De Zerbi's side, with Manchester City likely needing two points, given their vastly superior goal difference, from their final three games to seal a third consecutive Premier League crown.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/kaijc2004

Topics: Arsenal, Injury, Premier League, Mikel Arteta, Brighton And Hove Albion, Gabriel Martinelli, Oleksandr Zinchenko, William Saliba

Ryan Smart
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