Barcelona unhappy after missing out on Gabriel Martinelli – Arsenal fans loving it.
Generally speaking, it is Barcelona that takes the best talent from Arsenal but not this time around.
Fabregas, Henry, Petit, Hleb, Overmars, van Bronckhorst to name just a few that have departed Arsenal for sunny Catalan.
However, not Gabriel Martinelli. They had their chance to sign the young sensation but blew it and now they are full of regret reports Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo.
It appears that the 18-year-old had trials with the Spanish giants but they were not persuaded to sign him.
Arsenal saw what a hot prospect the teenager was and promptly moved in. They were not going to make the same mistake as the Spanish champions, much to the chagrin of the Barca board now claims the report.
Here is just a sample of the reaction from the Arsenal faithful following the revelation.
I don’t know who decided not to sign Gabriel Martinelli at Manchester United and Barcelona following his relevant trials, but I just want to say a thank you on behalf of all Arsenal fans.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) November 15, 2019
Never mind eh 🤣🤣
— Mike Millington (@we1shbiker) November 15, 2019
Nah nah nah nah nah!😁
— Marcus Sherard (@m13sherard) November 15, 2019
Seeing the disappointment from Barcelona at the fact that they couldn’t get their hands on Martinelli makes his presence at Arsenal even more enjoyable than it already was.
We’ve clearly got a VERY talented Brazilian at the club, hoping he stays with us for a very long time! 👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/IYbe6gt6aW
— Evan Cooper (@Lacazest) November 15, 2019
— Henry Walter (@HenryWalter86) November 15, 2019
And on it went. I have to admit it was satisfying to read about the apparent Barcelona regret. It was about time that we got one over Barca, even if it was not us actually signing one of their better players.
That said, it would hardly be a surprise if he ended up at the Nou Camp, would it?