As Arsenal's struggles continue, fans are looking for solutions to bring the team back to the top of the Premier League. One option that could save the club millions is to unleash their 25-year-old "Rolls-Royce" player, Gabriel Martinelli.
Martinelli is a Brazilian forward who joined Arsenal from Ituano in 2019. He quickly became a fan favorite for his pace, dribbling skills, and scoring ability. He scored ten goals in his debut season, including two against Chelsea in the Premier League.
However, Martinelli's progress has been stunted this season due to injuries and lack of game time. He has only made six appearances in the Premier League, all as a substitute, and has yet to score a goal. But, as Arsenal's recent Europa League game against Dundalk showed, Martinelli still has the ability to dominate the opposition.
In the game, Martinelli bullied Dundalk defender Andy Boyle, forcing him to give away a penalty which was converted by Alexandre Lacazette. Martinelli also had several shots on target and was a constant threat throughout the game.
Martinelli's performance against Dundalk showed that he still has the potential to become a key player for Arsenal. If he is given more game time, he could save the club millions of pounds in transfer fees for a new striker.
Arsenal has been linked with several high-profile strikers, such as Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa and RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen. But, if Martinelli can continue to perform like he did against Dundalk, he could provide the solution to Arsenal's striking problems.
Martinelli has been compared to a "Rolls-Royce" by former Arsenal midfielder and current pundit, Paul Merson. Merson said, "He's like a Rolls-Royce. He just glides over the pitch. He's got a great touch, he can run with the ball and he's got a great eye for goal."
Arteta has a tough job on his hands to turn Arsenal's fortunes around, but he has a talented squad at his disposal. Unleashing Martinelli could be the key to success for the Gunners, and could save the club millions in transfer fees. It's time for Arteta to give Martinelli the chance to shine.