Martinelli tipped to get new role and shirt number now that Aubameyang has left

Gabriel Martinelli won the hearts of most Arsenal fans after he made a stunning start to his career at the club.

The Brazilian has remained a part of the first-team squad, but he struggled to play regularly last season and at the start of this campaign.

He featured more prominently for the club after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was banished from the first team.

The Gabon star has since left the club for Barcelona and Arsenal will rely a lot more on Martinelli.

The former Ituano man currently wears the number 35 shirt at the club. Mirror Football claims he could now inherit the shirt number Auba leaves behind.

The No. 14 has been worn by some of the finest players to play for the club and Martinelli shows he has the potential to be a legend at the Emirates.

The report says that is not the only change that will happen to him. It claims he could also now get the chance to play his favourite role in the club’s attack in the absence of Auba.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Martinelli will remain one of the best talents in our squad, and we expect him to keep getting better.

Now that he will be a focal point of our attack, he has the chance to show why he should remain in the lineup even if a new striker joins the club in the summer.

Tags Gabriel Martinelli Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


  1. He’s shown that he has the capability to grow & develop, so the sky is the limit for Gabriel. After being impressive in many ways, but ineffective most of the time in many EPL games Arteta coached him on position & runs, and he became a real menace. He has the capacity to grtow further and fill Auba’s shoes. I look forward to seeing it, if that’s the plan.

  2. If the same can be done with Pepe (Within an EPL context) + the ongoing development of guys like ESR, Arsenal could once again be a very, very scary opponent for most teams in the not too distant future

  3. Why develop him as a striker, only to bench him after we get a striker this Summer? Leave him on the wing to continue developing; he tracks back better than any other winger we have.

    In addition he can take on opponents, something we lack on the wing. Moving him to striker will attract CB’s when he is better in open space.

    1. World renowned judges of a player, such as Klopp, have every confidence in GMs continued development as a top striker.

      But I do agree and am certain I am far from alone among Gooners.

  4. I would love Arteta to play a 4141 formation. Pepe as a Central Forward or behind the striker.

    Tierney Gabriel White Tomiyasu


    ESR Martineli Pepe Saka


    Pepe has to be in that starting line up.

    1. That would never happen skills
      Arteta is a no risk manager but I do like you’re line up .
      Xhaka is the first name on the team sheet as well

  5. Gabriel Martinelli with his, pace, physique and strong mentality has been kept on the bench for too long. Now he has the opportunity to prove what he posseses in himself with goals. I am confident that he will do it.

  6. GMartinelli is likened to of Sadio Maine of Liverpool and there’s no doubt he’d make history with us regardless of his shirt number.

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