23 Mar 2022 | 17:33 | Football
Jack Wilshere praises Martinelli’s progress at Arsenal
After a slow start, Gabriel Martinelli has transformed strongly and has become a key player in Arsenal’s attack. The 20-year-old star has contributed 5 goals and 3 assists in the Premier League. Speed, technique and sharp finishing ability are Martinelli’s strong points. His excellent form left Emile Smith Rowe on the bench.
Martinelli’s excellent performance caught the eye of coach Tite. In this gathering, the striker born in 2001 was called up for the first time for the Brazilian national team. Selecao also wants to take this opportunity for Martinelli to commit his future to the yellow-green jersey team, as the striker holds dual Brazilian and Italian citizenship.
The Samba team once lost a number of talented players to the European champions. Notably Jorginho. The Chelsea midfielder also tried to entice Martinelli to choose to play for Italy. The young Arsenal star revealed: “Nobody talked to me, only Jorginho used to say to me, ‘I hope to see you in March’, something like that.
But no one [official] talked to me, no.
Like I said before, my dream has always been to play for Brazil. I’m just waiting for the opportunity to play for Brazil.”