‘Martinelli Starts?’ ‘It Could Be A Blessing In Disguise’ Fans React As Ornstein Reveals Arsenal Have Been Dealt Double Injury Blow

‘Martinelli Starts?’ ‘It Could Be A Blessing In Disguise’ Fans React As Ornstein Reveals Arsenal Have Been Dealt Double Injury Blow

Arsenal won’t have captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Emile Smith Rowe available for tonight’s game against Sheffield United, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.

The reliable reporter has confirmed that Aubameyang will miss out due to flu while Smith Rowe has failed to recover from a knock to his ankle.

With Martin Odegaard also sidelined, manager Mikel Arteta has far fewer options for the front three than usual, and some fans on Twitter are hoping that they will see Gabriel Martinelli make a rare start:


As some supporters point out, there is no guarantee that Martinelli will be given an opportunity by Arteta. Willian could come in to play off the left, with Nicolas Pepe on the right and Alexandre Lacazette through the middle.

Considering nothing is really riding on the game at Bramall Lane, though, perhaps giving some younger players a chance would be a more sensible option, allowing the senior stars to rest before the huge game in Prague next week.

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