Many Arsenal fans have responded on Twitter after the club account tweeted about an interview with Gabriel Martinelli.
@Arsenal tweeted quotes from the young Brazillian, where he describes himself to the Arsenal fans so that they know a bit more about the player.
He said (via the Arsenal website): “Sure, you’ve seen me play but you probably don’t know too much about me. So let me tell you a little bit about my story so far.
“I guess the most important thing is that I’ve always known I would be a footballer. My family and I always believed I could do it. They boosted my confidence and have supported me, no matter what.
“I’m proud that Arsenal has put its trust in me, so I will always give my all to help this team reach the top. That’s where it belongs.
“What they can expect from me now [Arsenal fans]? Someone who always gives his best, his maximum, and who always plays with his heart. That’s the most important thing you need to know about me.”
Martinelli joined Arsenal in the summer from Ituano in Brazil, where he had managed to score 10 goals in 34 appearances after debuting in 2017, according to the BBC.
Despite being only 18, the Brazilian has managed to rack up a decent amount of football under his belt considering that he is in his first year in England. The attacker has scored four goals in five games for the club – with just two of those starts.
Martinelli was able to bag a brace and an assist against Standard Liege in the Europa League as well as two goals against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup. His other three appearances have been from the bench in the Premier League, playing against Newcastle United, Bournemouth and most recently Sheffield United.
Unsurprisingly, Arsenal fans loved to hear what they did from the young attacker, and messages of support poured in for the teenager, as you can see below…
Too bad our Gabi has no coach
— Waweru Mwangi (@mteteziwaunai) October 23, 2019
Gabriel Martinelli is the next Cristiano Ronaldo. Yes.
— ً (@TierneyEra) October 23, 2019
I’m a fan man… I’d love to see a premier League Start
— DamNut (@kirstyBoy108) October 23, 2019
Wow what a great talent we have in this boy #Martineli, very lucky to have you at home. Wishing Emeryout could also be as so
— phillip pabloh op (@phillippabloh) October 23, 2019
What a great young talent martinelli
— Joshisodd6 (@joshisodd6) October 23, 2019
That’s all we need, honest footballers with honest hard work.
— Flory Goncalves (@FloryGoncalves) October 24, 2019
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ok start him now
— 𝕊𝕒𝕞𝕞𝕪 🇵🇭 (@FtblSammy) October 23, 2019