Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli has suffered an ankle injury that will rule him out of his side’s final two games of the season, according to The Athletic.
The 21-year-old will be unavailable for their trip to face Nottingham Forest and for the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Martinelli suffered the injury during their 3-0 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend that blighted their Premier League title chase.
The Brazilian was on the left wing and up against Moises Caicedo. The Brighton man put in a heavy challenge on Martinelli and he had to go off after only 20 minutes.
Martinelli will be out of action for the next few weeks but should be fit to return for pre-season.
The former Ituano man will be disappointed that his campaign is ending, but it has been memorable.
Martinelli scored 15 goals in 36 appearances in the Premier League this season.
He created 11 big chances, recorded five assists and was a massive part of their title challenge this term.
However, his injury adds to Arsenal’s piling list of absentees for the run-in. Oleksandr Zinchenko and William Saliba are out for the season.
Zinchenko suffered a calf problem during Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United ten days ago. Saliba suffered his back injury in March during their Europa League elimination against Sporting CP.
Despite the injuries, the Gunners will back themselves against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
They will try to do their part to put pressure on Manchester City, who could win the title this weekend.
The Gunners chased their first league title in 19 years but have faltered. They dropped crucial points against West Ham United, Southampton and Liverpool.
They also lost to Man City and Brighton, allowing the former to climb over them. Pep Guardiola’s side can seal the title with a win over Chelsea on Sunday.
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