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Gabriel Martinelli says “he is ready to play when Mikel Arteta needs him”. Martinelli joined Arsenal in the summer of 2019. During this season he has been limited of playing time due to several injuries. Overall the 19-year-old has made 8 appearances in which he has provided 1 assist.
Speaking to ESPN, Martinelli said: “I’m very timid. It was really crazy! (Going from Brazil 4th tier to Arsenal) But now I’m adapted.
“I’m feeling very good. I don’t feel any more pain on my knee and this is the most important thing. I’m ready (to play) when Mikel needs me.
“I’m working very hard (to start) of course Auba plays in my position but I look to him every day, in every training, to learn as much as I can from him, he’s also a great guy off the pitch
“I want to follow into Aubameyang’s footsteps, he’s a captain, he wears the No14 shirt, that is a symbol for this club and of course, I hope to be very successful at Arsenal.”