Gabriel Martinelli has reached out to provide some relief for Arsenal fans, revealing his knee injury is ‘much better’ and he’ll be back with a ball at his feet soon.
The 19-year-old wonderkid landed in North London last summer from Brazilian third tier squad Ituano, instantly impressing in the Premier League.
Martinelli struck 10 goals in 26 – mostly substitute – appearances last term before being hit with a knee injury in March that ruled him out of the run-in.
Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli is pleased with his progress on his comeback from injury
The Brazilian talent believes he will soon be back on the training pitch with his team-mates
Martinelli’s goal against Chelsea was a memorable moment last year as he impressed fans
The Brazilian’s return is hotly anticipated after getting supporters excited with his pace and finishing last term, as none other than Ronaldinho compared him to his iconic countryman, Ronaldo.
‘I’m feeling very well, I’m regaining confidence and I can feel my knee is better,’ the Brazilian talent told his club’s website.
‘After an injury like this you are kind of scared to force the knee again but the past couple of weeks it has been fine and soon I can start training with the ball.
‘I think we have an excellent squad and along with Mikel’s forward-thinking and winning mentality we can carry on doing well.
Martinelli’s pace and lethal finishing could make him a huge player for Arsenal in the future
‘We are playing well and training well, everyone wants to win and we are all giving everything. I believe this season is very promising.
‘We won trophies last season and I believe we can win this season again and also qualify for the Champions League.’
Martinelli penned a few four-year extension on his Gunners contract in July, and is set to stay in North London under 2024.
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