Arsenal host Brighton on Thursday night in the Premier League – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are desperate to see rising star Gabriel Martinelli promoted to the starting XI.
The Gunners are currently on the search for a new manager following Unai Emery’s exit, but in the meantime have club legend Freddie Ljungberg at the helm as caretaker boss.
His side recorded a 2-2 away draw against Norwich City in the previous game and Ljungberg is now be preparing to name his second team in charge.
The North London club currently sit ninth in the league table and desperately need to try bridge the seven-point gap to the top four positions.
A selection of Arsenal supporters on social media have urged Ljungberg to start Martinelli at the Emirates Stadium against Brighton.
The Brazilian attacker is enjoying quite the first season in English football, with seven goals in his 12 games across all competitions so far.
But the 18-year-old is yet to start a single league match and all of his success in front of goal has come in the cup competitions.
He’s a centre-forward that can also play as a winger and there is a real cry from the fanbase to see the talented individual given more of a chance, as he looks a clinical finisher and possesses great movement.
Here are some Arsenal fans on Martinelli:
— I Am Mutuma (@mutumaMM) December 4, 2019
Martinelli and Pepe should start tomorrow against Brighton. I’m on my knees @freddie
— MP (@ThePolishGunz) December 4, 2019
This is why we love you Freddie.. Club first approach.. Now pls start Martinelli against Brighton
— Emmanuel Oketokun (@EOketokun) December 4, 2019
Martinelli deserves to start against Brighton!
— The Nelsön Era 🦋 (@ThatGoonerKev) December 3, 2019
I’d like Freddie to try moving PEA in the middle with Martinelli on the left against Brighton. I think the kid has worked his socks off and deserves a starting spot
— Gary Lawrence (@garythegooner56) December 2, 2019
Martinelli hunger for it! Proven that
Laca is so hit & miss
— Nil 🇬🇧🇮🇱 (@NilWil1972) December 2, 2019
Think the problem with having a balanced squad all comes from starting two strikers and none being comfortable on the wing. Would love to see Martinelli given a chance
— Dare [Da-Ray] (@AFCOntario) December 3, 2019
— Adalbert (@adalbertAFC) December 3, 2019