Aubameyang sends message to Martinelli after Arsenal brace vs Leeds


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends message to Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal brace vs LeedsPierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends message to Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal brace vs Leeds

 

Ex-Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken to social media on Saturday evening, to send a message of congratulations to Gabriel Martinelli.

Brazilian brilliance

The name of Gunners talent Martinelli has of course taken its place front and centre in the headlines over the last couple of hours.

This comes on the back of the Brazilian’s latest starring display in Arsenal’s colours.

Mikel Arteta’s men made the trip to Leeds United for a Premier League showdown earlier this evening, eventually emerging with a dominant 4-1 triumph, to open their advantage over the rest of the top-4 chasing pack to a full four points.

Fellow youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe were amongst the goals at Elland Road, but it was the aforementioned Martinelli who ultimately stole the show.

The 20-year-old, after opening the scoring against West Ham last time out, set Arsenal on their way once more on Saturday, finding the net inside fifteen minutes, before adding a 2nd (in clinical fashion) a short time later:

‘Gabinho’

Martinelli’s latest brace, though, proved significant in so much more than simply setting the stage for his side’s latest three-point haul on Saturday.

In addition, it provided yet more evidence that the former Ituano man could well be ready to take his place in Arsenal’s frontline on a weekly basis moving forward, with his 2nd of the evening in particular having painted the picture of a prolific centre-forward in the making.

This comes at the same time as the long-time first-choice hitman in north London, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is banished to the sidelines, after being stripped of the club’s captaincy owing to his latest disciplinary breach last week.

In turn, it would not have come as all that much of a shock if Aubameyang had opted to keep quiet tonight, amid what would be understandable frustration with how well Mikel Arteta’s troops are managing without him.

The Gabonese, however, is evidently not one for sour grapes.

Taking to Instagram on the back of his first-ever Premier League double on Saturday, Gabriel Martinelli posted the following celebratory message:

And Aubameyang, in a clear show of support to his up-and-coming teammate, quickly took to the comments section of Martinelli’s post, to unveil a simple reply:

‘Gabinho’, the hitman posted, accompanied by a pair of love heart emojis:

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 17 35 40
3 Chelsea FC 17 27 37
4 Arsenal FC 17 1 29
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 -1 24
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 17 -8 19
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 17 -15 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 17 -19 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 9
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 5



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