‘Martinelli Is Different’ Says Pablo Mari
Arsenal’s new signing Pablo Mari says that the Gunners’ Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli is different to most teenage footballers.
Mari, who joined the Gunners from Flamengo last week, says news of Martinelli’s Arsenal ascension has certainly reached his homeland.
“He has exploded on to the scene and is showing that he’s a great player with a lot of talent," Mari told Arsenal.com.
"Obviously he’s still very young, but he’s already had a taste of playing at the top level and he’s doing very well.
"I’ll say congratulations when I meet him, but now he just needs to keep it up and work hard because he’s really talented.
"Martinelli has shown he is a bit different to any other player in terms of his ability. He has great vision and there’s real talent there in terms of his dribbling and his ability to choose the right play.
"His decision-making is improving all the time. Martinelli still has a lot more to show but he has incredible talent and I think gradually he’ll keep developing and become a top player."