Arsenal fans back Gabriel Martinelli’s jersey number change after ultimately winning Mikel Arteta


It took a while, but it finally feels like Gabriel Martinelli has arrived in this Arsenal team under Mikel Arteta.

The young Brazilian has started the first two Premier League games of the season but found few opportunities until he was offered a chance to substitute in the 2-0 win over Newcastle United last month .

An opportunity that he seized with both hands.

Seconds after replacing Bukayo Saka, the 20-year-old was celebrating his first goal of the season and his performance was enough to earn him a start against Manchester United days later where he claimed an assist and put in a respectable performance despite the 3-2 reverse.

As a result, Arteta kept his confidence in Martinelli by naming the Brazilian in Arsenal’s starting XI in each of the last four games.

And the forward responded with three goals and an assist to get the Gunners back on track after losses at Old Trafford and Everton.

Two of the goals came in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Leeds United and Arteta praised Martinelli.

“He’s come a long, long way because his energy, his passion, his commitment, it’s not going much better than ever, but there are other aspects to the game that he has had to develop and maintain those for. which he is exceptional, like today, because when he has chances he puts them aside, “said the Spaniard.

“Once again, it is in the right direction.”



Gabriel Martinelli is currently in great shape for Arsenal. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC via Getty Images). (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

With Martinelli on track to become one of Arteta’s staples, some Arsenal fans believe it’s time for a change of shirt number soon.

Of course, the Brazilian will continue to wear No.35 for the rest of the season, but No.11, No.17 and even No.14 – currently worn by former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – are the popular choices if he does. make the change before the 2022/23 campaign.



Gabriel Martinelli is expected to get Arsenal's number 11 or 14 shirt next season.  (Photo: Twitter)
Gabriel Martinelli is expected to get Arsenal’s number 11 or 14 shirt next season. (Photo: Twitter)


Gabriel Martinelli is expected to get Arsenal's number 11 or 14 shirt next season.  (Photo: Twitter)
Gabriel Martinelli is expected to get Arsenal’s number 11 or 14 shirt next season. (Photo: Twitter)


Gabriel Martinelli is expected to get Arsenal's number 11 or 14 shirt next season.  (Photo: Twitter)
Gabriel Martinelli is expected to get Arsenal’s number 11 or 14 shirt next season. (Photo: Twitter)

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@now_arsenaI said: “Give Gabriel Martinelli the number 14 jersey now.”

@ bergkxmp_49 said: “I can’t wait for Martinelli to receive jersey number 14 next summer, our star boy.”

@TalkofArsenal said: “I can see it already… Aubameyang leaves at the end of the season and Martinelli takes this number 14 jersey. What a player.”

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