It is matchday for Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners take on Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night, with the opportunity to move to within four points of rivals Tottenham and to within six points of the top four.
Arsenal have won their last four games in all competitions, three in the Premier Lwague and one in the FA Cup and go into the match with the Eagles in high spirits.
And their injury list is decreasing too, with a number of players previously out injured in contention to play against Roy Hodgson’s men.
Here we take a look at the latest news.
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Martinelli was forced out of the Arsenal lineup ahead of the FA Cup tie with Newcastle with Arteta fearing the worst.
He said: “He was in a lot of pain and we’re going to have to see how he is. He was in pain so I imagine we’re not going to have good news with him.”
However, a scan on Monday revealed that there was no major damage and the Brazilian can be expected to return to action shortly. The Palace game may come too soon for the forward, but an appearance against Newcastle on Monday is not out of the question.
The Brazilian was pictured in training with his team-mates on Wednesday so is not far away from a comeback.
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