”I have a problem”: Pat Nevin snubs Gabriel Martinelli in his Team of the Season as he labels the Brazilian winger a ‘diver’

By Sportarsh Team
1 Min Read

Pat Nevin, football pundit, says he dislikes Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli because of his “diving nature.”

Martinelli had a fantastic season with Arsenal in 2022/23, scoring 15 goals and providing 5 assists in 36 league games.

Arsenal launched a strong title challenge, led by the talented Brazilian.

Despite receiving high accolades from fans for his performances, Pat Nevin admits he’s ‘not as much on the Martinelli train’.

He said:

‘I’m not as much on the Martinelli train as some people seem to be. I’m not. I feel bad though, I have a problem with any player, and I’m biased with my hands up, my bias is that any player who pretends to be more injured than he is at any moment in time you have lost me.’

‘You have to be brilliant to get me back onside again and there have been a few of those with Martinelli, and the other one is Antony, you look at him and go ‘come on get up!’ And then he is injured, it’s the classic boy who cried wolf isn’t it.’

Share this Article