Lots of Arsenal fans have reacted to a claim from former central midfield player and captain Cesc Fabregas that if he had to choose one player from the current squad to play with now, he would pick Gabriel Martinelli.
The Spanish international revealed his opinion on Twitter after he was asked by a supporter, which prompted a lot of reaction.
Indeed, Martinelli has impressed so far in his debut season with the north London club, scoring 10 goals and providing a further four assists in 26 total appearances across all competitions, according to Transfermarkt. Some of the 18-year old’s performances helped earn him his first cap for his native country Brazil at under-23 level, which is particularly impressive considering his age.
Martinelli was signed in the summer transfer window and apparently models his game around Cristiano Ronaldo. They are pretty big boots to fill but the young Brazilian has plenty of time to show the footballing world what he is made of, and he has certainly caught the eye of Fabregas.
These Gooners reacted to the claim made by their ex-ace on Twitter:
— Mesut The Magician (@Magical_Mesut) April 20, 2020
Martineli is next big thing
— GM 🇧🇷 (@GunnerGabriel35) April 20, 2020
— Samuel🔥 (@Sanniodu) April 20, 2020
Yes Yes Yes @cesc4official said it plainly
— Rodgers Odhiambo (@rodgers_otienoo) April 20, 2020
Omg what a dream
— HypheNate (@NathanMckenziee) April 20, 2020
@hennon3744 interesting choice
— Paul Röberts (@probbo91) April 20, 2020
Two different eras in football. Martinelli is showing the Brazilian flare. There is many many many games ahead.
— Humberto Freire (@PEIslander) April 20, 2020
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