Emery Delighted With Martinelli Display as Arsenal Thump Liege
Arsenal boss Unai Emery was delighted with the performance of Gabriel Martinelli, who scored two goals in the Gunners’ 4-0 Europa League win over Standard Liege.
Martinelli again started upfront with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang rested and for the second week in succession, the Brazilian helped himself to two goals at Emirates Stadium.
Emery was delighted with the Brazilian, “Yes, he played in this position with us and in every training he showed us his hunger to be with us.
“In pre-season he played in different positions, but above all he preferred playing on the left wing.
“But also he played as a right winger. I used him as a striker because in Brazil he played this position (centre forward).
“It’s not the best position for him, but the first thing in his mind is to help us and receive some minutes with us in the team. Tonight I think his performance and attitude was amazing.
“I saw him in pre-season and he was working and in each training showing us his hunger. In pre-season he was perfect all the time with us in training, and I spoke to him to be calm because when he arrived with an opportunity to play like tonight, if he continues with this hunger then I think he will do well. Tonight confirmed that.”