Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli has been compared to former Liverpool and Barcelona forward Luis Suarez by Manchester United icon Rio Ferdinand.
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Martinelli played 21 games in the previous season, recording six assists and six goals. For a 21-year-old, this is not a terrible record. The Brazilian has already scored twice in two games this season.
Hence, it is not surprising to hear Rio Ferdinand laud him and draw comparisons to Luis Suarez.
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Speaking on Vibe with Five, Ferdinand said:
Martinelli, if he stays fit, this guy, I’ve told you this before what Arteta told me, he could be the next Suarez-type player.
Even Brendan Rodgers, I was interested in Brenden Rodgers’ comments, he said that Arsenal have gone up a level with their additions, so it looks positive with you guys.