Why Robin van Persie is excited about Gabriel Martinelli

Why Robin van Persie is excited about Gabriel Martinelli

first_img Read More Comment Read More Skip Advertisement / About Connatix V67539 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Full Screen Read More Advertisement 1 min. story Top articles Read More Why Robin van Persie is excited about Gabriel Martinelli PLAY by Metro SPONSORED ‘What I like about him is his link-up play, he looks lively, he looks technical, he looks very good to me, it’s a joy watching him.‘Five in five is a great start.’He’s made a real impression on his team-mates, with Rob Holding singing his praises ahead of Thursday night’s match.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In training every day, he works hard. He puts you under pressure constantly and never stops running, which as a centre-half is a nightmare.‘You want a striker that will sort of give up on you, but he never gives up. His finishing has been unbelievable, even with his head.‘He’s only a small guy but the headed goals he’s scored in the [Nottingham] Forest game and the Standard Liege game have been incredible goals, to be fair to him.’He scored with his head again against Vitoria, showing exquisite movement moving from an offside position back onside to evade the defenders’ attention before nodding home.Should Gabriel Martinelli start against Crystal Palace?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: How Edu and Raul Sanllehi unlikely to sack Arsenal manager Unai Emery mid-seasonMORE: Arsenal star reveals the secret to Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick prowess Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad Coming Next 1/1 Van Persie is a fan of Martinelli (Picture: Soccrates/Getty)‘Me too [I’m excited],’ Van Persie told BT Sport. ‘He knows where the danger is, where the space is. He scored a great goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Oct 2019 8:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kShares Martinelli has impressed (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Martinelli is a ‘joy to watch’, according to former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie who believes he could be a big hit at the Emirates.The 18-year-old Brazilian has made an electric start to life in English football, scoring five goals in three starts in the League Cup and Europa League and he was on the scoresheet again on Thursday evening in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Vitoria Guimaraes.While he is yet to start or score in the Premier League and faces serious competition with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexander Lacazette ahead of him in the pecking order, Van Persie thinks he has all the ingredients to thrive at the top level.last_img

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