Arsenal fans were going crazy after Gabriel Martinelli ran 67-yards to score their first equalising goal in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
The goal came after the north London outfit counter-attacked the Blues following Shkodran Mustafi’s headed clearance from a corner. Martinelli was rather fortunate as N’Golo Kante slipped, allowing the £6m man from Ituano to run through and slot past Kepa Arrizabalaga (via BBC).
One fan showed his love for the youngster as he compared him to a legend of the game.
From Terry’s slip to Kanye’s slip. Martinelli better than Messi.
— ♚ Kris ☆♚ 🇮🇳 (@Santi_Classorla) January 21, 2020
The 18-year-old enjoyed a brilliant game against the fourth-placed side in the Premier League as he had the joint-most shots on goal and on target for the Reds. He also did his duty in tracking back and attempting to shield Bukayo Saka as he made the joint-second most tackles and the joint-second most interceptions (via WhoScored). With that in mind, fans were going crazy after his goal as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
Yes baby pic.twitter.com/zhc3yv5fDX
— Bashir (@Bashir40762192) January 21, 2020
I TOLD YOU NOT TO WORRY GUYS ITS ALL PART OF THE PLAN
— GOATstafi (Mustafi Fan Account) (@MustafiSZN) January 21, 2020
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS GABI MARTINALDO GIVE HIM THE BALL HE SCORE EVERY TIME SI SENOR !!!
— Mikep Arteoula (Goateta) (@GoatetaZ575) January 21, 2020
There’s Gerrard’s slip at Anfield and then there’s that. The composure from the young man was scary.
— Pain In The Arsenal (@PainInThArsenal) January 21, 2020
Get in there! bye bye Kante nice slip🤣 pic.twitter.com/8hlNjWlFv4
— Hamid Munir (@HamidMu60973503) January 21, 2020
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