'Needs to be doing more': Media unimpressed by Arsenal player after his display vs AC Milan yesterday
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'Needs to be doing more': Media unimpressed by Arsenal player after his display vs AC Milan yesterday

Football.London were unimpressed by Arsenal youngster Marquinhos after his display against AC Milan yesterday and said he ‘needs to be doing more’. 

Arsenal are set to head home after their training camp in Dubai ended with a 2-1 over Milan yesterday. 

Martin Odegaard and Reiss Nelson got amongst the goals as Arteta’s men secured their second win in Dubai. 

The Gunners beat Lyon 3-0 last week and rounded off a successful mid-season tour with an impressive display against the Italian champions yesterday. 

Despite the positive results, Arsenal now-boy Marquinhos has seemingly failed to impress during the World Cup break so far. The 19-year-old made the switch to north London from Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo over the summer. 

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He’s made five appearances for the Gunners but has failed to make an impact after grabbing a goal and an assist on his Europa League debut against FC Zurich back in September. 

The youngster would have been hoping to use the World Cup break as a chance to show Mikel Arteta what he’s capable of. But his cameo display yesterday left the media unimpressed. 

Media unimpressed by Marquinhos 

Maruqwinhos replaced Fabio Vieira for the last 15 minutes of yesterday’s win over the Rossoneri. 

And Football.London claims the youngster now needs a loan move after watching his cameo display. 

The outlet wrote: “Marquinhos looks like a player who has gone from playing every week to someone who is now playing far fewer minutes, and that is exactly the case. A loan this winter is an absolute must for the Brazilian who, in these two friendlies, has come off with a lower estimation of his long-term future at the club.

“This might seem harsh but playing in a position currently occupied by Bukayo Saka, just two years older, Marquinhos to succeed needs to be doing more. Yet, it is certainly fair to point out that the lack of minutes and a response from time away is exactly what he needs.” 

90 Min handed Marquinhos a six out of 10 for his performance against Stefano Pioli’s men and wrote: “Didn’t do a lot apart from getting assaulted by Tomori.”

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The Evening Standard reported back in November that Arsenal were considering loaning Marquinhos out, just five months after he joined the club. 

The Brazilian winger clearly has a bright future ahead of him but will need to be playing regular first-team football in order to reach his potential. 

He’s currently competing with the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli for a spot in Arteta’s side. And while Jesus’ injury has opened up a place for grabs, it’s likely that both Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson are ahead of him in the pecking order at this moment in time.

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