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'Surreal': Gabriel Martinelli says Arsenal fans have done something 'incredible'
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'Surreal': Gabriel Martinelli says Arsenal fans have done something 'incredible'

Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli has lauded the Gunners fanbase, in conversation with The Players’ Tribune.

The Brazil forward also named one moment from the Arsenal supporters this season which really blew him away.

Back in August, Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

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On that day, Gunners defender William Saliba scored an own goal on his competitive home debut.

Arsenal fans began applauding and singing, in order to support the youngster and get behind the team.

The Gunners duly went on to regain their two-goal lead minutes later.

Two more goals followed from either side, with Arsenal eventually triumphing 4-2.

The Gunners have maintained their momentum to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Arsenal’s superb form also helped several of their young stars, such as Martinelli and Saliba, go to the World Cup.

Martinelli’s call-up has led to intense media interest from outlets on both sides of the Atlantic.

In an interview with The Players’ Tribune, the Arsenal ace highlighted just how incredible the Gunners fans are.

“The fans are incredible, the atmosphere on and off the field with the players and fans is very good,” said Martinelli.

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“I said it before, in the match that Saliba scored an own goal.

“As soon as he scored an own goal, our fans started to sing, they started to applaud, to push us.

“And then two minutes later we scored.

“So, this season has been surreal. You see, in our home games we’re playing really well.

“Not only at home, but at home you see our strength even more.

“And I think that’s good, because teams come to play against us and feel the pressure and our fans with us.”

Arsenal on the right path

Arsenal fans have always been incredibly passionate, and finally, they’re getting the football and results they deserve.

It has been a very long time since the Gunners have been serious title contenders.

Indeed, Arsenal had a nine-year trophy drought between 2005 and 2014 – things really weren’t great.

Obviously it’s a long season and the Gunners need to keep it up, but they’re certainly on the right path.

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