Arteta: Martinelli is going to be an important player for Arsenal

Mon 01 March 2021 | 9:18

The Brazilian forward has struggled to get game time but his boss says he must continue to fight for his place in the squad.

Gabriel Martinelli

has been struggling for form and fitness in the current season. The Brazilian forward has suffered multiple injuries since the start of the season and he has managed to play only five Premier League matches for


in their current campaign. The youngster remained as an unused substitute in his team’s Sunday match against

Leicester City

, but

Mikel Arteta

says he can be an important player for the Gunners in the future.

Arsenal boss told reporters:

“Well, he needs to keep working and making it difficult for us.

“He is a player that is going to give us a lot, but we need some time to find the right games for him and the right connections with him on the pitch so that he can do what he does best.

“But the way he is and the way he trains every day, he is going to be a really important player for us, no doubt.

“But, when you have many options, it is difficult when you look for certain qualities in certain games.”

source: SportMob

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