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Arsenal boss MIkel Arteta has given an update on Gabriel Martinelli after he returned to action for the Under-23s earlier this week.
He said: “Martinelli played his first 45 minutes for a long time [for the under-21s against AFC Wimbledon], he was good and he came through the game and felt really good.
“He has trained. David [Luiz], we will have to assess him today and tomorrow to see how he is feeling and whether his is able to compete or not.
“Thomas will be out for a few games. It is the same area where he got injured previously, he felt it again and we will have to see how long it is going to take to heal.”
Arteta has also made it clear to his side they must beat Burnley as they languish in the Premier League.
He explained: “It is vital for us. We have been inconsistent in the competitions, a really good run in the Carabao Cup, a really good run in the Europa League, but unfortunately the results in the Premier League haven’t been what we want.
“We are very frustrated with that and we know how important it is to put those results together really quickly, because we need them straight away.”
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