Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains why Gabriel Martinelli will become an Arsenal superstar

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Jan 2020 4:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link150Shares Advertisement Gabriel Martinelli scored his first Premier League goal at the Emirates for Arsenal against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)He wrote: ‘Gabi’s gonna be a superstar. Not because of the goal, because of the attitude Energy and mindset.’Aubameyang, meanwhile, will also miss the upcoming London derby against Chelsea and FA Cup fourth tie against Bournemouth after Arsenal failed in an attempt to get his ban reduced.‘I really didn’t mean to hurt Max Meyer with that challenge,’ wrote Aubameyang in his programme notes on Saturday. ‘I hope he gets well soon and I feel bad about it. It was a mistimed challenge.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I feel really bad towards my teammates and the club and also of course to Max.‘Hopefully he will be back playing soon. My intention was to get the ball and I got it wrong. I’m sorry.We were really going for the win, and as you have seen in our games recently we are working hard when we haven’t got the ball to win it back as soon as possible but this time I challenged too hard.’MORE: Layvin Kurzawa drops Arsenal transfer hint on social mediaMORE: Thomas Tuchel reacts to Arsenal’s transfer move for PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains why Gabriel Martinelli will become an Arsenal superstar Advertisement Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring for Arsenal against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is convinced Gabriel Martinelli has the attitude and talent to take him to the very top.The Arsenal captain was forced to miss Saturday’s Premier League match against Sheffield United through suspension following his red card against Crystal Palce last weekend.Martinelli, an unheralded summer signing from Brazilian club Ituano, has impressed largely in cup competitions this season but was promoted to the starting line-up in the absence of Aubameyang.The 18-year-old missed Arsenal’s best chance of the opening half early on when he diverted Nicolas Pepe’s cross wide of the far post, but repaid manager Mikel Arteta’s faith on the stroke of half time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMartinelli demonstrated all of his goalscoring instinct by escaping the usually diligent Blades’ defence and prodding home Bukayo Saka’s cross at the far post, prompting Aubameyang to make a bold prediction. Commentlast_img

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