Gabriel Martinelli says his goal against Chelsea was his favourite moment in an Arsenal shirt so far, particularly for what it meant for the team.
Gabriel Martinelli spoke to Arsenal for a Q&A that went live this week, and he admitted the goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was the highlight of his first season so far.
Considering it’s his debut season, Martinelli already has a lot of great moments to choose from. There was his brace on his debut against Nottingham Forest, his brace in his first European game against Standard Liege and the brace he scored at Anfield.
Then there was his first Premier League goal to spark a comeback from 1-0 down to beat West Ham 3-1, or his equaliser to help Arsenal beat Vitoria 3-2, also from 1-0 behind. Over all of that, Martinelli remembers his goal against Chelsea most fondly.
“I think the highlight so far was in the Chelsea game,” Martinelli said. “I scored the equaliser and it was a very happy moment for me. Not just because of the goal, but because of the performance with ten men. I think it was very important for the team.
“As for what I want to achieve, I’ve already said that I want to make history at this club. I want to become a legend, score lots of goals and win trophies for the club and the fans, who I’m very grateful to for everything they’ve done for me.”
There’s still time to make a few more memories this season. The likelihood is that we do play out the rest of the campaign, and the fixtures Arsenal still have left present a few good opportunities for heroics. That run, finish and celebration against Chelsea is always worth a rewatch, though.