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Arsenal invincible Robert Pires raves about ‘revelation’ Gabriel Martinelli

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal invincible Robert Pires raves about ‘revelation’ Gabriel Martinelli Olympiacos v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:52FullscreenOlympiacos v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/olympiacos-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-pre-match-press-conference-2114132/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Martinelli will face stiff competition from fellow 18-year-old Bukayo Saka, who despite filling in for Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney at left-back, is naturally a winger.Saka’s future at the club is currently up in the air, with reports that negotiations to extend his contract at the Emirates Stadium are stalling due to his desire to play in Europe next term.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith Arsenal currently marooned in 10th place in the Premier League table after 25 games, there’s a chance the Gunners may not be involved in any European competition whatsoever next season.Mikel Arteta’s first foray into the Europa League begins on Thursday night, when his side take on Olympiacos in Athens.MORE: Santi Cazorla explains why Mikel Arteta has ‘everything’ to succeed as Arsenal managerMORE: Robin van Persie names Man Utd, Arsenal and Ajax as the teams to beat in the Europa League Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Feb 2020 5:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Martinelli was an unknown quantity when signed from Brazilian club Ituano (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires has heaped praise on wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli, who he thinks is already an important player for the club.The 18-year-old has impressed during his debut season, scoring 10 goals in just 23 appearances in all competitions.Martinelli was scouted from Brazilian side FC Ituano with the help of technical director Edu, who recruited the forward for just £6million last summer.Pires, who was a key cog in the Gunners’ invincible team, told Ouest-France: ‘He has been a revelation. I think he is already a very important player for the club.ADVERTISEMENT‘He’s not going to leave. He is one of the players who have real potential, on whom we will rely for years to come.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It is important to have players like him.’last_img

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