Gabriel Martinelli: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Kingslayer, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. MutableEarth

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    He should start them both alongside Pepe. Laca needs a break IMO. Tireless work but not scoring. Will watch the game and see how he played in a bit but still.
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  2. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    Echoed my thoughts exactly.

    We’ve got a gem on our hands but let’s not ruin him starting him unnecessarily.
  3. boyinneedofhumor

    boyinneedofhumor Active Member

    I'm starting to form an opinion that in order to see the best of him,

    a. he needs to start rather than subbed in.
    b. have about 60mins each game.
    c. consecutively for about 3-5 games.

    The longer it takes for above, the more likely his form may "dip/regress" in terms of assists and goals.
    To an extent where starting him no longer achieves the anticipated impact.

    (Not meant as criticism of him, but just a hunch if he continues to be used in a substitute role/appearances manner from now to end of the season).
  4. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Some half hearted wellington silva jibe that somehow stuck.
  5. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Does anyone remember the name of the Brazilian left back we signed who dissapeared on loan and apparently got caught shagging the loan clubs owners daughter.....
  6. nicky47

    nicky47 Well-Known Member

    We really need Martinelli to come into the team and start scoring, although its very unfair on him. We're unfortunately in a position where we need someone to start scoring. Hope its him...
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  7. TheIceman85

    TheIceman85 Well-Known Member

    This guy?
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  8. HaffBR

    HaffBR Active Member

    But he is scoring goals, could be more if he start more PL matches tho... he usually just play the last 20-25 minutes of PL matches when Arsenal is normally struggling (compared to the first half, it is on average for the whole season), that decreases his average in the league.

    In all competitions he is averaging 1 non-PKG or A per 90 minutes:
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  9. StefanB

    StefanB Well-Known Member

    Hopefully he'll get to start a couple of games now that Aubameyang is suspended.
  10. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    This, but to specify Id like to see him upfront. The season in the league is lost, so give him a run upfront now that PEA is out.
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  11. MutableEarth

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    Pedro Botelho
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  12. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    PEA’s been on the wing and I think that’s where Martin Nelly will play too. He’s been good on the wing so I don’t see the problem with making him a winger.
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  13. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    He wont bench lacazette in place of Saka i think, And you can't really play laca on the wing
  14. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    That's the melt, cheers ...
  15. StefanB

    StefanB Well-Known Member

    Would like to see Laca benched with Nelson on the left tbh.
  16. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    You can. The boy is fearless and if he is really going to be a crack he doesn't need all this molly-coddling lesser player needs.

    Let's not waste a huge talent by wrapping him in cotton-wool so he is pristine when he leaves for Barcelona or Madrid.
  17. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    The problem is that he’s demonstrated as a centre forward, the kind of movement and natural finishing you see once a decade while on the wing he’s just chasing opposition full backs into our half every time they attack and running around with little purpose, conceding fouls.

    He’s got 1 goal + 0 assists in 11 appearances on the wing and 7 goals + 3 assists in 7 games as a striker.

    This doesn’t even take into account the highest number of passing combinations are between centre backs and the intensity of his pressing there helps us win the ball in far more dangerous positions.

    You don’t just make someone a winger. Sign a proper one and watch this kid wreak havoc.

    Auba shouldn’t be on the wing either.
  18. MutableEarth

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    I don't think Arteta would drop Laca now. He'll probably play Nelson on that left hand side anyway. I'd like to see a front 3 of Nelson-Martinelli-Pepe but it's probably unlikely.
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  19. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Rather Saka than Nelson tbh.
  20. MutableEarth

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    That's fine. I'm backing Nelson to start putting up the numbers sooner rather than later personally but I'm cool with Saka getting the nod. Although, I've really enjoyed his stint at LB.

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