Merson claims ‘special’ Arsenal starlet is like a ‘£50m player’

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Date published: Tuesday 21st December 2021 7:38 - Lewis Oldham

Paul Merson praises Arsenal

Paul Merson has suggested that Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli is simply a “very peculiar talent” who is similar a caller “£50m signing”.

Martinelli joined Arsenal successful 2019 from Brazillian broadside Ituano. His advancement was hampered past twelvemonth arsenic helium suffered a superior genu injury.

The attacker returned to afloat fittingness towards the backmost extremity of past play and helium is presently successful large form.

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The 20-year-old has grabbed 4 goals and 2 assists from his past six Premier League games. Last clip out, helium scored a brace arsenic the Gunners bushed Leeds United 4-1.

Arsenal look Sunderland successful the Carabao Cup quarter-finals connected Tuesday. Martinelli started the crippled connected the bench.

Merson has told Sky Sports that Martinelli has been similar a caller signing for the Gunners:

“Martinelli is simply a precise peculiar talent. I similar him, but the question is: however agelong is helium going to beryllium acceptable for? If helium tin support his fitness, Arsenal person got a caller signing – a £50m player.

“On apical of that there’s Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard is starting to look similar the decent subordinate helium was meant to beryllium erstwhile helium arrived astatine Arsenal, Thomas Partey is starting to play now.

“Arsenal are starting to look decent but, arsenic I say, they are inactive a container of Revels. You enactment your manus successful and you’re ne'er definite what you’re going to get!

“They got bushed astatine Old Trafford and Goodison Park. Manchester United and Everton didn’t play good those 2 games, they weren’t, they conscionable bushed Arsenal. The occupation with Arsenal is consistency, that has been their occupation for the past 10 years.

“They volition enactment successful immoderate bully performances, we’ve conscionable seen that against Southampton, West Ham and Leeds, and they person a accidental of finishing successful the apical 4 due to the fact that they are not successful Europe and play conscionable erstwhile a week.

“Arsenal bash merit recognition for being successful the mix, arsenic agelong arsenic they transportation connected beating the teams beneath them they person a chance. If they suffer against immoderate of the large 3 it won’t marque a quality due to the fact that nary of the different teams vying for 4th volition bushed the large three.”

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