Emi Martinez Heaps Praise On Gabriel Martinelli
Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez has heaped praise on teammate Gabriel Martinelli, after the youngster scored five goals in his first four starts for the club.
Martinez moved to the club from Argentina as a teenager and he revealed that he has taken the 18-year old, who joined the Gunners from Ituano in May, under his wing.
“He’s an incredible person. The day he signed, I didn’t know him, it’s true that I didn’t know him, but I know how difficult the first year [away from] South America is.
“I was the same age when I left South America and it’s very tough – the language, the climate,” he told arsenal.com.
“I try to help him keep his feet on the ground because when you reach the level of playing for Arsenal, it’s very easy to get carried away, you know?
“That’s why I’m fond of him, he has a good family who keep him grounded and he has the talent and work ethic. If he continues what he’s doing, he’ll be the best – he’ll get to the top.”