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Man United passed on Martinelli 0

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Gabriel Martinelli arrived to the Emirates last summer from Brazilian side Ituano, and since then, the 18-year-old has impressed whenever given the chance with his pace, tricky feet and the general threat he poses for the opposition in the final third. He’s racked up a total of 14 goal involvements – 10 goals and four assists, in 25 appearances across all competitions. At around £6 million, it’s fair to say he was a very smart acquisition.

However, in an interview with FourFourTwo, the youngster himself has revealed that he was very close to joining Manchester United instead.

Poor defending proves costly again 0

Posted on January 18, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

There’s no other way to describe what happened on Saturday when Arsenal played Sheffield United at the Emirates than two points thrown out the window.

The game ended in another draw, another lead nullified as Gabriel Martinelli’s first-half tap-in opener was cancelled late by John Fleck’s nicely taken volley. But let’s take a look at a few things that can be taken from this match, one by one.

Arsenal linked with Koulibaly, Arteta’s Martinelli dilemma 0

Posted on December 25, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are once again being linked with Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli. The Senegalese defender appears to be on the way out of the Serie A club with president Aurelio De Laurentiis keen to sell, which represents a considerable twist in the tale. De Laurentiis was adamant about keeping Koulibaly for as long as possible, and this sudden change of stance comes amid reports of a rift between several key players and the club president. Apart from Koulibaly, the reports spoke of forwards Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens, with the contract of the latter expiring at the end of the season and Arsenal reportedly interested in him as well.

David Luiz admires & praises Martinelli 0

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Football is a pretty serious game and understandably so, if only because of the insane money involved in it all. Of course, we could go on about the finances associated with the sport for hours and hours on end, but instead, we want to focus on the players. David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli recently took part in an interview with one another, during which time we were able to learn a lot about the two Brazilians.

It makes sense for them to stick together on their adventure through the weird and wonderful world of playing for Arsenal Football Club, but interestingly enough, Luiz was super keen on getting across how much he admires young Martinelli.

Holding praises Martinelli 0

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Harry Kettle

There are plenty of youngsters out there trying to make a name for themselves within the general landscape of English football, and one kid who seems to be doing a pretty good job of it so far is Gabriel Martinelli. At the age of just 18 he already seems to be on the path to great things within the club’s setup, and at this stage, he certainly has some good company around him.

As seen on Arsenal.com, Rob Holding recently took the time to discuss Martinelli’s rise up through the ranks and what the future could hold for him.

Emery on Martinelli’s best position 0

Posted on October 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Following Arsenal’s 4-0 over Standard Liege in the second round of the Europa League campaign, manager Unai Emery did not hide how impressed he was was the performance of Gabriel Martinelli.

The young forward played as the central focal point in attack – a striker, and before 16 minutes were gone he had scored a brace to put Arsenal 2-0 ahead. Those goals now make Martinelli’s total stand at four goals in three games since his arrival to the Emirates from Ituano for £6 million this summer. They also make him the youngest Arsenal player ever to score in a European game. Emery later described his performance as “perfect” but he also revealed that he doesn’t think that playing as a striker is the best role for the 18-year-old.

Confirmed: Arsenal sign Gabriel Martinelli 0

Posted on July 02, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano Futebol Clube, subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

The Gunners had been linked with the 18-year-old for several months now, with Brazilian outlet reporting it back in March. Since joining the Campeonato Paulista (top-flight professional football league in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo) side, he has made 34 professional appearances for them in all competitions after making his first team debut at the age of 16, finding the opposition net 10 times. During that time, he had trial spells with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona.

Edu lined up for technical director role 0

Posted on April 21, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to various reports, Eduardo Cesar Daude Gaspar has jumped to the front of the queue in Arsenal’s pursuit of a new technical director.

The hierarchy at the club has seen a lot of changes over the last 12 months. The trio of Raul Sanllehi, Ivan Gazidis and Sven Mislintat started a fresh project together, and the first significant change they made was the appointment of Unai Emery as the manager instead of the legendary Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman had spent 22 years in north London.

Arsenal want Brazilian striker Martinelli again 0

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been linked once more with Gabriel Martinelli, according to Brazilian outlet UOL.

Who?

Gabriel Martinelli is a 17-year-old Brazilian forward who plays for Campeonato Paulista (top-flight professional football league in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo) side Ituano. He has had trials with Barcelona and Manchester United since joining Ituano in 2015. So far he has played 25 professional games and scored five goals.

There can be very little doubt of his talent, however. Clubs, even the top ones, have been known to make grave mistakes when taking teenagers on trial.



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