Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli praises Mikel Arteta despite limited game time

The teenager discovered alternatives restricted after coming back from damage (Image: Getty)

Brazilian ahead Gabriel Martinelli has given his full backing to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta regardless of being restricted to only a few minutes in a disappointing season the place the Gunners solely completed eighth.

Martinelli spent 9 months on the sidelines after a severe knee damage within the 2019/20 season and located alternatives restricted when he returned to health, going 9 video games and not using a league begin between February and April of this 12 months.

However he featured extra on the backend of the marketing campaign and is satisfied Arsenal are the most effective groups on the earth beneath Arteta – although feels they will enhance even additional going into subsequent time period.

The Gunners completed final season strongly regardless of lacking out on Europe (Image: Getty)

‘I misplaced about 5 months due to the damage, however I feel ultimately we did effectively. We had the most effective campaigns within the league after Christmas,’ Martinelli revealed whereas on worldwide responsibility for Brazil on the Olympics.

He added: ‘It’s a brand new staff, with a brand new coach too, however already with expertise and I contemplate it the most effective on the earth already.

‘We had good video games on the finish of the season, the gamers are assured, so we’ve got to attempt to go down this similar path, so we have to begin the season effectively.’

The 20-year-old attacker joined the membership in 2019 and had a formidable first season in England, notching 10 objectives and fours help for the Gunners who have been then managed by Unai Emery.

However since then a mixture of a number of damage setbacks, the appointment of Arteta and the emergence of younger gamers equivalent to Emile Smith Rowe has meant sport time has been few and much between for the Brazilian. He solely made 14 Premier League appearances within the entirety of final season, scoring twice.

Martinelli has had a torrid time with accidents since becoming a member of the Gunners (Image: Getty)

It received’t be simple to impress this summer season both, provided that Martinelli is presently away with the Brazilian nationwide staff on the Tokyo Olympic Video games that means he is not going to take any half in pre-season coaching. 

Martinelli is definitely eligible to play for 2 nations – Brazil or Italy – however regardless of the Azzurri profitable Euro 2020, he insists his allegiance is set. 

‘I’m Brazilian, and my dream is to play for Brazil, win titles: Copa America, a World Cup, the Olympics itself now. I need to win titles within the nationwide staff,’ he confirmed.

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