Gabriel Martinelli has gotten a lot of praise this season, and he deserves it.
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The young Brazilian has been on fire recently, with his performance against Liverpool on Sunday earning him Man of the Match honours. He currently has four goals in nine Premier League games.
Mikel Arteta’s side’s hunger and determination have propelled Arsenal to the top of the Premier League. His team is the league’s youngest.
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Martinelli has performed admirably, and Arsenal intends to reward him with a new contract. Heskey has also been impressed by his performances. He had the following to say about him:
“I can’t see Arsenal letting Gabriel Martinelli go any time soon, but he’d definitely be someone I would be looking at if I was Liverpool. If you look at that aggression in his game, and the way he’s played so far this season, there aren’t many out there with his ability.”
“He’s up and down the pitch, non-stop, for 90 minutes. He’s got the ability to drive at players, pull them in and out of positions.”
He’s confident and comfortable on the ball to a point where, as a defender, you aren’t quite sure whether he’s going to have a shot, put a cross in or take you on.”
“He’s a fantastic player, and someone who everyone would love to play with and hate to play against. He gives you no time whatsoever.”