Rio Ferdinand is positive that Arsenal child Gabriel Martinelli can grow to end up being the “next Luis Suarez” as long as he “remains fit”.
The Gunners infamously tried to sign Suarez from Liverpool in 2013 as t hello cheekily bid ₤40,000,001 for the respected striker.
Unsurprisingly, this was insufficient to sign the Uraguay global, who wound up signing up with FC Barcelona in 2014 for around ₤65 m.
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Five years later on, Martinelli finished his transfer to Arsenal from Brazilian attire Ituano.
The 21- year-old’s development has actually been hindered by injuries over the previous number of seasons.
The opponent shone for the Gunners last term though, as he was associated with twelve objectives in the Premier League.
Speaking ahead of the 2022/23 project, club legend Paul Merson gotten in touch with Martinelli to be more constant:
” Gabriel Martinelli requires to take a huge leap forward this season due to the fact that his capacity is huge,” Merson composed for The Daily Star
” For me, he gets terrific evaluations, however it’s never ever for the entire video game. He plays in flashes. I keep in mind seeing him versus Liverpool last season in the cup and for 15 minutes, he offered Trent Alexander-Arnold the outright runaround.
” But I do not believe he truly touched the ball after that. He has minutes in video games and you’ve got to have more than minutes if you wish to arrive. He needs to keep desiring and requiring the ball all the time. He’s got a lot skill. He requires to utilize it more regularly.
” You can’t keep wandering in and out of a football match. He’s much better than that. Do not be incredible for 10 minutes and after that vanish.”
Martinelli has actually struck the ground performing at the start of this season. He scored in wins versus Crystal Palace and Leicester City as he assisted Arsenal make an ideal start to the brand-new project.
The Brazil global will be eager to remain healthy so he can assist the Gunners complete in the leading 4.
Ferdinand thinks Martinelli can being the “next Suarez-type gamer” in the Premier League:
” Martinelli, if he remains fit, this man, I’ve informed you this prior to what Arteta informed me, he might be the next Suarez-type gamer,” Ferdinand stated on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel
” Even Brendan Rodgers, I had an interest in Brendan Rodgers’ remarks, he stated that Arsenal have actually increased a level with their additions.”