Gabriel Martinelli discusses Arsenal’s signing of Leandro Trossard.
Gabriel Martinelli speaks on Arsenal’s decision to sign Leandro Trossard.
After falling short of signing Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk earlier this month, Arsenal moved fast to seal a £27 million deal with Brighton for Trossard.
The Belgian international, whose contract with Brighton expires in the summer, made his debut on Sunday when Arsenal defeated Manchester United 3-2. He took Martinelli’s place in the 82nd minute.
The addition of Trossard means that there will be more competition for spots in Arteta’s frontline, but Martinelli, who has seven goals in the Premier League so far this season, has praised the Gunners’ most recent signing.
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When asked about Arsenal’s decision to sign Trossard from Brighton, Martinelli told ESPN Brasil: ‘He’ll be a very important player for us. We know his quality.
‘He did very well at Brighton and will certainly help a lot. And we are trying to welcome him in the best possible way so that he can be calm and show his football.’
Arsenal’s win over the Red Devils means they are now five points clear of Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola’s side having played one match more.
Martinelli thinks his teammates are in the perfect frame of mind to finally win the trophy after a long time because Arsenal is currently the favourite to win their first Premier League title since 2004.
‘It does not depend on age, but on the mentality and the desire to win every game.’