Martinelli’s Arsenal stint
Gabriel Martinelli joined Arsenal in July of 2019.
The Gunners are understood to have paid just over £6m for the Brazilian.
Despite being just 18 years of age, Martinelli has been a key member of Arsenal’s senior side this term.
Martinelli made his debut for the north London outfit with a six-minute cameo vs Newcastle in August.
The exciting young forward was then handed his first start for the Gunners vs Nottingham Forest in the League Cup. Martinelli netted two in said clash, as Arsenal cruised to a 5-0 victory.
Martinelli has since gone on to rack up another 24 appearances for Arsenal, with the Brazil under-23 international putting in some stellar displays in both the Europa League and PL.
Martinelli eyeing Champions League success
And despite having been at the club for less than a year, Martinelli looks to have some big plans for his stint with Arsenal.
In a recent interview with FourFourTwo, the Brazilian outlined some of his ambitions in north London.
Martinelli wants to win the Champions League and lots of domestic titles in order to make the Arsenal faithful happy:
“I want to win the Champions League and lots of domestic titles to make Arsenal’s fans very happy.
“They deserve the best – not only the supporters but all of the club’s staff. I’d like to give back to the club after everything they’ve done for me so far and, as a result, become a Gunners legend.”
In the same interview, Martinelli would also praise Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta:
“He’s been brilliant. He pays a lot of attention to moves and keeps pushing me to improve my game; not only in attack but defence, too.
“The boss is very wise tactically and incredibly helpful. He’s not an angry guy at all, but likes showing you exactly what to do on the pitch: ‘If the ball goes that way, don’t stay here, go there and turn your body that specific way.’ He has a keen eye for detail.”
All quotes via Goal