Arsenal transfer news: Gunners rejected AC Milan transfer bid for Gabriel Martinelli

Arteta explains why Martinelli hasn’t yet had his chance to shine at Arsenal

Gabriel Martinelli has been on fireplace for Arsenal so significantly this season, but he could have been turning out for Juventus experienced Mikel Arteta not held organization.

Martinelli has scored 3 occasions in five games as the Gunners have raced to the top of Premier League, with a level additional than Manchester City and a game in hand over the champions forward of the afternoon meeting with Manchester United.

The most-utilised outfield attacker this term, the younger Brazilian was subbed on eight moments and off 11 past season, and AC Milan ended up reportedly all set to pounce in the party that Rafael Leao left for Chelsea.

In the finish the Blues ended up priced out of a move for the previous Lille person, and signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a €12 million deal from Barcelona on deadline day in its place. Arteta is glad Martinelli stayed.

Banging down the manager’s door

“When he was not playing he was all the time in my place of work, and each and every time exhibiting me on the pitch how erroneous I was,” the Spanish tactician instructed the Instances of his youthful Brazilian.

“He was just a unfortunate boy. He loves what he does so considerably, he’s so eager to do whatsoever it will take for him to perform that he’s there all the time, pushing you and offering you the right explanations, in the right way, to give him much more minutes.”

Milan could have available Champions League football this season in a way that Arsenal could not, the Gunners possessing slipped up at the conclusion of very last season to finish fifth.

But Martinelli is nonetheless to perform in the Champions League and, at 21, has a good deal of time on his aspect.

If Arsenal conquer United on Sunday they will open up up a 4-level direct at the top of the table. They might not then be favourites to gain the Leading League, but they will be odds on to pull up a chair to European football’s top table following term.

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