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Martinelli ruled out of action until end of 2020 after surgery

This is bad news for Arsenal as the club have confirmed that teenage strike Gabriel Martinelli is not expected to resume training until the end of 2020 after undergoing serious knee surgery. Martinelli, 19, has been impressive for the Gunners since making the move from Brazilian outfit Ituano last summer and has scored 10 goals in 26 games for the London-based club this season. He suffered the injury to his left knee on June 21 and this effectively ruled him out for the rest of the season. However, he has undergone successful surgery to repair a lesion in the cartilage of his knee and is currently in recovery. Therefore, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta may not be able to call on the forward until late in the year or in the early stages of 2021. A statement released by the club on the pl...

Nicolas Pepe arrives London for medical ahead of Arsenal move

Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe has arrived in London to undergo a medical and finalize personal terms ahead of his big-money move from Lille to Arsenal. The Gunners have already agreed a £72m transfer fee with Lille for the attacker. Nicolas Pepe, 24, is expected to be announced as Arsenal's 4th summer signing following the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos and William Saliba who have already been confirmed. READ: Idrissa Gueye joins PSG from Everton Dani Ceballos joined on a loan deal from Real Madrid while defender William Saliba was sent back to St Etienne on loan for a season after sealing a move to the Emirates in a deal worth £27m. This move means that the chase for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha is as good as over. It also raises questions on the cred...