Gabriel Martinelli: Top Tear

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by pigge, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas Well-Known Member

    Didn’t Arteta drop Martinelli for Nketiah before he got injured? Obviously you don’t want to put pressure on a youngster just back from injury but our attack has been so clueless it’s impossible not to have high expectations.
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  2. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I don’t. I’m right most of the time. Many posters thought Pepe was banished and it’s a non negotiable. They got that wrong.
  3. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    I think your expectations of him are a bit too high. He’s not really someone who gets on the ball and influences build up play, so unless we have a more creative presence in the middle, he’ll be marginalised on the touchline just like Auba. They’re both kick and rush.

    I don’t quite have the vocabulary to describe how much I hate the sight of strikers on the wing. Especially in a system that depends on players staying within zones.

    Even someone like Mbappé, I feel would be outscoring Haaland if he was being used by Tuchel and Deschamps the way he was used by Jardim alongside Germain or Falcao.

    We have Saka and Nelson who are comfortably better on the left. Skilled dribblers who can create. And we are suffering badly from a lack of dynamism and ruthlessness in the box.

    A striker who runs channels to stretch defenders and attacks crosses. That’s Martinelli.
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  4. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    If we play possession football. I’m sure Martinelli is capable to use skill moves to dribble players, control the ball in tight space, make beautiful teamwork passes and contribute in the build up play. If he is like auba, then fxxk this world we have shxt strikers who are just poachers/goal scorers.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2020
  5. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Not really because Martinelli mostly played LW whenever he did play, mostly during Auba's suspension for that red card vs Palace. When Auba came back he slotted back in. It was Laca who was dropped for Nketiah.
  6. Kevin Keegan

    Kevin Keegan Member

    The best natural goal scorer we have , even at such a young age i know he'll fulfill expectations #BEAST
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  7. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    Martinelli is not only a goal scorer. If he is then fxxk out of our club.

    We need a Bergkamp, Van Persie, Benzema, Suarez, Firmino......Not a fxxking limited goal scorer who contribute nothing in the general play.

    I’m sure Martinelli is not a limited poacher. I see some brazilian skilful vibe in his play. Now what we should do is get rid of all the limited goal scorers (auba/laca/nketiah) and buy some more creative/skillful forwards.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2020
  8. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    We need patience with this lad. Has brilliant attributes (pace, finishing, anticipation) but his game is still very raw. Also coming off a significant injury so will need time.

    That being said he is still miles better than Eddie/Lacazette...
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  9. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I just remembered he's not registered in the Europa league. Not going to see him in the final group games unfortunately.
  10. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    He’s just back from a knee injury, he was never going to play in the EL registered or not.

    It’ll be U23 games for him, like with all long term injuries.
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  11. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    Won’t see him at his best probably deep into next season. So much pressure on kids at this club, and when they don’t play well they’ll get rubbished.

    The stuff I was reading about Saliba in the summer was OTT too, for a minute I thought we had a 24 year old Rio Ferdinand joining us.
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  12. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  13. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    Excellent news, should be first team ready by early Jan maybe even late December.

    Buzzing to see him play again, could genuinely inject that electricity this attack so badly needs.
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  14. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Great news. Arteta will probably play him for 90 mins vs Burnley!
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  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Welcome back Gabi. Shame no more europa league games to give him minutes. He won't solve the attacking slump we having right now so no need to rush
  16. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    I fear that we are going to put so much pressure on this kid, I mean I believe in the hype around him and genuinely wish him well but I don't want to make my expectations so high and then we rush him back and we have another Partey situation on our hands.
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  17. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Great news he is returning but I certainly don't want Arteta to do his injury again by rushing him back in like he did with Partey unortunately. Will he even play him in the PL games in a few weeks or just more the FA cup & Caraboa cup games?
  18. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    No need to put pressure on him he as talented as saka also will take pressure off saka because all eyes on him.
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  19. Pyres7

    Pyres7 Well-Known Member

    If Arteta wants to carry on with his crossing strategy, Martinelli is probably the only forward we have that's good at scoring from them.
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  20. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member Trusted

    Anyone watching this and feeding back?

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