Why Arsenal need to slow down the introduction of Gabriel Martinelli into the first-team fold.
Arsenal’s struggle this season turned Unai Emery into arguably one of the world’s most tinkering managers.
The Spaniard can take credit for introducing the likes of Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka into the first team, but he also almost ran Saka to ground with the weight of the responsibilities he placed on his young shoulders.
I don’t want to see that with Gabriel Martinelli. Saka started by coming in to make positive changes to our games, but with time he appeared stressed and became unproductive as he began to start games.
Gabriel Martinelli is our second-highest scorer after Pierre Emerick Aubameyang so it came as a little surprise that he started the win against West Ham, he repaid that faith with our first goal, but I believe that his introduction to the first-team action should be managed.
Arsenal has to keep the first team responsibilities with the first team players and only use the likes of Martinelli to run at defences when we are chasing a game.
Starting him in games and making him feel responsible for the team’s result this soon in his career may affect his game and probably become a burden too much for him to handle.
Martinelli can become the next Saka if his minutes are not managed probably, however, with proper management of his career, he looks like a player who can turn our fortunes around, our manager has to tread with caution.
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