Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta has urged the club surporters to be patient with attacker Gabriel Martinelli.

Martinelli was given a rare start yesterday in Arsenal’s 0 – 3 away win over Sheffield United yesterday and also got a goal to his name despite his very few playing opportunities so far this season.

Gabriel Martinelli

The club fans has been craving for the young Brazilian to be given enough playing opportunities as he gives the team a fresh energy and drive moving forward. But Arteta has pleaded for the fans to be patient with the young Brazilian in other for him to develop gradually. Speaking after Arsenal win over Sheffield United yesterday Arteta said,

Arteta on fans wanting Martinelli to start: “I’m not aware because I don’t want to read that because I don’t want anything affecting me. What is affecting me is what I see every day, how he is, all the staff & what are our opinions are, & how we want him to develop”

I’m asking you to be patient because we have a lot of players who are 19/20-years-old & if you compare where we are with them with other Premier League clubs, then we’re at the top end. It’s not common. Gabi has the right path & the right development”


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