Mikel Arteta’s woes worsened after Brazilian starlet Gabriel Martinelli was compelled off throughout Tuesday night time’s Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat towards Manchester City.
The under-fire Spaniard was unable to alleviate a few of the intense stress he’s presently underneath as Pep Guardiola’s males ran rampant in a 4-1 victory on the Emirates.
Martinelli was making simply his second look since recovering from a knee operation over the summer time in what was additionally his first begin for the Gunners since March.
The teen regarded wonderful all through the opening 45 minutes and offered the help for Alexandre Lacazette’s equaliser after Gabriel Jesus had headed the guests forward early on.
The 19-year-old was clattered by City goalkeeper Zack Steffen shortly earlier than the break, however bravely battled on till the tip of the primary half after limping again on to the sphere.
Nonetheless, simply moments into the second half Martinelli pulled up and was changed by the membership’s file signing Nicolas Pepe.
Blood was seeping by way of Martinelli’s socks as he trudged off the sphere to what appeared a shin downside.
Issues worsened for Arteta from that time onwards, with objectives from Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte compounding Arsenal’s distress.