Gabriel Martinelli wants to repay the Arsenal fans by writing his career story with goals and titles wearing the club’s shirt.
There’s no doubt the Arsenal fans have really taken to Gabriel Martinelli this season. In a campaign with few real positives so far, the 18-year-old burst onto the scene from the lower divisions in Brazil to score 10 goals by January.
Not only that, but he also has four assists. The only competition he hasn’t scored in yet is the FA Cup, and even then he got an assist in his first start on Monday.
There was also an assist against Southampton that the Premier League cruelly took away thanks to a slight deflection.
With the teenager performing so well, there’s already talk about his next move. Will he sign a new deal with Arsenal? Will the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona swoop in? The player himself says he’s focusing on Arsenal and wants to write his story with them.
“I’m very focused on Arsenal and I’m doing my best,” Martinelli said in an interview with Estadao Esportes. “I intend to help Arsenal with more goals and victories.
“I intend to make my story with that (Arsenal) shirt. I’m hoping to repay everything the fans are doing for me and give a lot of joy with goals and titles. I am very grateful for everything they (the fans) have done since I arrived at Arsenal.
“They always send a lot of messages, when I’m at the game they applaud me. Some go to the training ground entrance, take pictures at the stadium, after the game. It’s a very good relationship.”