Arsenal received huge boost as Gabriel Magalhaes back in Brazil training following a recent injury scare

Arsenal are back in action in just five days, with the ongoing international break soon coming to an end.

Gabriel Magalhaes was spotted with ice on his thigh after being substituted in the 85th minute of his Brazil debut.

Earlier in the game, the Gunners star was on the receiving end of a horror challenge from Bolivia’s Diego Ibanez in the fifth minute. Ibanez’s attempt to win the ball went completely wrong, striking Gabriel in the chest with his right knee – but the Arsenal defender continued on for another 80 minutes.

Physical therapy doctor, Dr. Rajpal Brar, provided a brief update on his initial assessment of the injury. On Twitter, he wrote: “Thigh issue for Arsenal CB Gabriel Magalhaes – unsure if it’s contact related or a muscle pull.”

Brar later provided another update: “Based on what multiple people have told me, sounds contact related. Overall good news.”

Gabriel then took part in Brazil training after Arsenal were left sweating over his fitness, according to Charles Watts. Reports out of the Brazil national team camp suggest that scans on the thigh problem he suffered against Bolivia showed no sign of any injury.

The 25-year-old is now expected to start for Brazil against Peru on Tuesday, a huge boost for Arteta.