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Arsenal fans baffled by bizarre Gabriel Martinelli decision by Mikel Arteta

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Arsenal fans baffled by bizarre Gabriel Martinelli decision by Mikel Arteta

Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. Afterwards, supporters were disgruntled that Gabriel Martinelli had failed to get on the pitch again.

The Brazilian has been battling back from a serious injury but has been fit and ready to play for a few weeks now.

Mikel Arteta has seemed hesitant to use him in the Premier League though and it’s a situation that is baffling supporters.

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The 19-year-old enjoyed a successful maiden campaign in English football and Arsenal fancied themselves to have a gem on their hands.

He scored 10 goals and claimed four assists during his first season with the Gunners, showcasing his ability to play out wide or as a striker.

This season has been a struggle though since returning from the injury he picked up towards the back end of last season.

He has started just three Premier League games and is yet to get himself a goal contribution.

For whatever reason, Arteta just hasn’t seen enough in him yet to utilise him and that’s a big worry for Arsenal supporters.

Here is what Gunners fans were saying after Arteta’s decision to level the £90,000-a-week Martinelli on the bench again yesterday.

 

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