Arsenal and Brazil attacker Gabriel Martinelli has said he will be fit for their Europa League quarterfinal second-leg at Slavia Prague this week.
The 19-year-old forward started a Premier League game for the first time since January against Sheffield United on Sunday, and bagged his first goal for almost 15 months in the Gunners’ 3-0 victory at Bramall Lane.
But he was replaced by Egyptian ace Mohamed Elneny in the 83rd minute after appearing to have suffered a knock to the ankle, leading to concerns he had suffered an injury setback following his long-term knee issue last year.
Nevertheless, speaking to the club’s official website after the game, Martinelli, when quizzed if he a problem, said: “No, I am alright to play on Thursday.
“I am feeling a bit tired but I’m so happy with the goal and even happier with the victory and the three points.
“I work every single day in training, you need to prepare yourself because when Mikel [Arteta] needs you, you need to be there to play and show something.”