Martin Keown has told BT Sport’s coverage of Arsenal’s 2-1 win over AFC Bournemouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup that Gabriel Martinelli is “a nightmare” to defend against, heaping praise on the Brazilian teenager.
Despite making five changes to his side to take on Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, Mikel Arteta watched his side completely dominate the first half. They took a 2-0 advantage into the break, thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah.
Saka lashed home an effort from 10 yards out and the man-of-the-match also played in Nketiah to score from close range. Bournemouth improved in the second half, but Sam Surridge’s injury-time goal proved to be just a consolation strike.
After the match, Gunners legend Keown heaped praise on £6million summer signing (Goal) Martinelli. Although the Brazilian did not score, he stood out as a player bang in form and nabbed an assist for Saka’s goal.