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Mikel Arteta exposes Gabriel Martinelli’s role in the current Arsenal team



Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta has spoken to Gabriel Martinelli that he will need to work very hard as he fights to win a place in the Arsenal squad.

Gabriel Martinelli has been on the bench in all five of Gunner’s current games, even the game against Leicester City on Sunday.

The young talented Brazillian player was thrown back into the team immediately he recovered from a long-term knee injury but has fought to gain a regular spot in the squad since then.

He has so far only appeared eight times in all competitions for Arsenao and he will be happy to gain some more regular playing time in the coming weeks and months.

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Mikel Arteta explained to Arsenal fans why the talented player has not been apoearing very regularly for Arsenal in recent weeks.

Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta was interviewed by Metro after the 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday, He replied when asked why Martinelli was left on the bench again:

He said,
“Anyways he needs to keep working and make it hard for us to leave him out.

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“We need to find the right spots for him on the pitch and the right games for him, so he can do what he do best.

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“He’s a player that is going to give us a lot but he needs some time.

“But with the way I see him during training, he’s going to be a really special player for us, no doubt.

“It is always difficult to choose when you have so many options on the bench.”

Arsenal are back in Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to play against Burnley.