Arteta talks about Gabriel Martinelli’s transfer plan
Arteta has no plans to send 20-year-old Gabriel Martinelli on loan in the January transfer window, with the Brazilian side of his plans despite running short of playing time this season.
What did Arteta say about Gabriel Martinelli?
Gabriel Martinelli played just 150 minutes in the Premier League in two matches in 2021-22, while only four appearances. Three of them occurred in August, while the South Americans have not been able to perform at all since the replacement in the second half of the Carabao Cup with a 3-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon on September 22.
Asked to explain why Gabriel Martinelli, who scored 10 goals in his debut campaign with the Gunners before being injured last season, does not show himself more prominently, Mikel Arteta told reporters that due to the number of players they have in those positions , first of all. Gabriel Martinelli had several games he played, he started against Brentford and he also started against Chelsea.
Unfortunately Martinelli was injured last week, it’s a minor injury, but they don’t know if he will be available on Monday, but they have a lot of trust in Martinelli and need to find the right space for him to grow in the squad. If you look at the number of games that Gabriel has played, obviously the injuries he received were big setbacks with him.
According to Arteta, they sometimes forget his age, what Gabriel did and where he is, and they need to try to help him maintain this balance as well, because you can cause frustration that arises from, in Arteta’s opinion, an unrealistic diagnosis, and they need time to do it.
A little about the topic
Gabriel looked destined for the top as he adjusted to life in England during the 2019-20 campaign, but he has since come off the boil. Fitness failures made him a few favors as Martinelli competes with Lacazette, Aubameyang, Pepe, Smith Rowe and Saka for attacking spots on Mikel’s side.
However, Arsenal have no plans to allow a hot prospect to leave Emirates Stadium next year. When asked whether they would listen to credit approaches, Mikel Arteta said no, he is very pleased with it, and they do not think about anything like that. Arsenal will return to the Premier League with another knock on Gabriel on Monday, hosting Crystal Palace, which is run by former Gunners star Vieira.