Watch: Gabriel Martinelli impresses Arsenal fans with brilliant pressing

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Gabriel Martinelli showed Arsenal what they’ve been missing this season with a brilliant performance in their 3-1 win over Chelsea. 

After joining the club from Ituano in 2019, Martinelli became the first teenager to score 10 goals in a season for Arsenal since Nicolas Anelka in 1998-99.

The striker then picked up an untimely knee injury during a training session and spent a number of months on the sidelines.

After making his eagerly anticipated return in the League Cup defeat to Manchester City, he was named in the starting line-up against Frank Lampard’s side.

He impressed alongside Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, terrorising Chelsea’s defence from the left wing while providing a fresh injection of energy.

The highlight of the 19-year-old’s game came in the first half when he showed an incredible engine to lead the press and push Chelsea back into their own half.


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