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Martinelli update

Mikel Arteta has hinted that he plans to play Gabriel Martinelli as a right-sided forward in the near future.

Martinelli’s lack of football at the Gunners since returning to fitness has raised some questions over his future in the team.

He’s usually been deployed on the left wing when called upon while Arteta has previously said he wants Martinelli to play through the middle.

“[Aubameyang and Martinelli] are [centre forwards],” Arteta said.

“But with the squad balance that we have at the moment, to play on those positions on the left we don’t have players.”

But in a practice match in training, Martinelli was deployed on the right, hinting Arteta may yet continue to utilise the Brazilian out wide.



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