Gabriel Martinelli and possibly Kieran Tierney will be available for Arsenal’s match against Newcastle United on Monday night.

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on January 02, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on January 02, 2021. (Photo by Rui Vieira – Pool/Getty Images)

After a couple of injury scares in the last week or so, it looks like Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Tierney are set for quick comebacks.

Martinelli went down with an ankle problem before the FA Cup tie against Newcastle, and he missed Thursday’s clash with Crystal Palace as a precaution. However, he’s been back in full training as normal and Arsenal rule him ‘available for selection’ on Monday.

Meanwhile, Tierney has also recovered from his tight calf. Initially, there were concerns over the left-back when Mikel Arteta gave a worrying update after the Palace game, admitting he would need further testing and they didn’t know how long he’d be out.

Fortunately, David Ornstein subsequently reported that the result of Tierney’s scan was positive. Arsenal then announced that he’s back in training and will be assessed for Monday’s match. That doesn’t mean he’s certain to feature, but he’s close.

Pablo Mari will miss Monday’s match, but the news didn’t seem hugely negative in his case either. Arsenal wrote that he had a ‘mild strain’ to his calf and will continue rehabilitating in the coming days. Arteta said Mari “will miss a few matches”.

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