Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that one of his players asked him to start against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last night.
Mikel Arteta has revealed that Gabriel Martinelli asked. Him to start in Arsenal’s Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. Just three days after his heartbreaking penalty miss in the Europa League. The Brazil international missed a decisive penalty in the last 16 that saw the English top flight eliminated by Spurs. Ding Lisbon on Thursday night.
The Brazilian winger was named in Arsenal’s starting lineup for last night’s trip to Crystal Palace. And he responded perfectly to help the hosts take the lead midway through the first half. It was Martinelli’s sixth goal in six league appearances. The Gunners took a 2-0 lead before the end of the first half thanks to Bukayo Saka. Then Granit Xhaka added a third goal for the Gunners before Crystal Palace sacked legendary player Patrick Vieira. Arsenal’s exit as manager on Friday, March 17, will receive a 3-1 goal from Jeffrey Schlupp.
However, Arsenal secured a fourth goal from Saka. Collecting all three points and helping them secure an eight-point lead over second-placed Manchester City. Before the international break. After the Arteta game He praised Martinelli’s response to missing a penalty in the Europa League and revealed the Brazilian asked to start against Crystal Palace when the pair spoke to each other during training
“The reaction he had after missing the penalty was brilliant,” Arteta said of Martinelli. “There will always be questions. But I asked him yesterday how he was doing and he said: ‘I want to be in the team.’” Arsenal’s victory took them eight points clear of reigning champions Manchester City. Although Pep Guardiola’s side played one match less, Arteta was pleased with the The ‘will and energy’ his side showed against Crystal Palace without a manager
Arteta added: “The commitment and energy we put in from the beginning impressed me the most. We are really focused and focused. And leave Thursday in the past ′′ ′′ After playing 120 minutes, they have to come back here again with a team that is in high demand ′′ Crystal Palace didn’t get the results they wanted lately. But they are a very difficult team to beat. But we dominated the UFABET game and deserved to win the game.”
As for Arsenal’s 8-point lead at the top of the table Arteta said: “It feels really good, especially with the way we played and the results we got. same idea We have Leeds waiting for the next match. and we focus on that.”