Gabriel Martinelli has played down fears over his fitness and says he’s “feeling fine” in a welcome boost for Arsenal ahead of their Boxing Day match with Chelsea, live on Sky Sports.
Martinelli suffered an injury scare in Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
The 19-year-old, who has only recently returned from a long-term knee injury, collided with City goalkeeper Zach Steffen shortly before half-time.
He emerged for the second half but was then substituted just minutes after the restart, with head coach Mikel Arteta insisting the move was merely a precaution.
Martinelli took to Instagram on Wednesday to reassure Arsenal fans with a post, which read: “Feeling fine and ready to go again.”
Arsenal next face London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League on Boxing Day.