Gabriel Martinelli last featured for the club in March. The teenager had to undergo surgery for a lesion in the cartilage of his left knee.
The surgery was successful and he has since been recovering. The Brazilian feels better than ever and hopes to return to playing fully early 2021.
He highlights his progress in an interview with Arsenal Digital.
“I’m feeling very well, I’m regaining confidence and I can feel my knee is better,” he told Arsenal Digital.
“After an injury like this you are kind of scared to force the knee again but the past couple of weeks it has been fine and soon I can start training with the ball.”
While Martinelli was away, the club brought in two Brazilians in Gabriel and Willian. Add that to David Luiz, Cedric Soares and technical director, Edu Gaspar. The club’s Portuguese speaking legion has suddenly grown dominant.
“I’m very happy, it’s good to have players from your country that speak your language,” reflected Martinelli.
“I already knew David Luiz and now it is great to meet Willian and Gabi.
“I only just met them but I can already tell they are great guys, we are always laughing and it is a great environment to be in. They are playing well and giving their best too. I think they have a lot to offer to this club on and off the pitch.”