“Thank you” – Some Arsenal fans delight at Barcelona regret

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.

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?


  1. Innit says:

    Love Martinelli
    Future looks bright for him

    Martinelli and Guendouzi are my favourite young players

  2. Glorious says:

    Regret ?


    They will pay over 100M later, maybe that’s why they are regretting not signing him, what a talent Arsenal has gotten

  3. ArseOverTit says:

    He is gold dust! But it is sadly true that he will in due course end up at Barca or another big club.

  4. Sean says:

    The only way to hold on to him is to build round him and Guendouzi in the coming seasons because if we dont start winning and doing better the likes of Auba & Laca will leave before their contracts run out in 2 years.

    The way we are doing business we will not be letting them go for a free that’s for sure.

    Martinelli could be excellent for us but we need to improve or like the others he will gone…

    OT… have to love Santi and what he has said about Arsenal, would take him back tomorrow and even better he scored his 1st international goal tonight in 4years. What a man!

    1. Mohsan says:

      Santi the gem, one of my most favourite Arsenal player and among the best of talent that played in EPL. Sadly we never replaced him when he left. I always imagined how it would be like to have rosciky, Santi, Hleb, fab n flamini in one team. We would have out shunned the Barcelona even….

  5. SAGooner says:

    He should be playing more EPL games, he’s going to be better than Lacazette ever was. As the saying goes: If he’s good enough, he’s old enough!

  6. Siamois says:

    I guess it was down to Ole not to sign him with martinelli not being British,we all know Ole wants a British team but it doesn’t mean all players should be British that’s small minded,these young british players would have a lot to learn from them,people who have experience and won things,it shouldn’t be about nationalities but talent, experience….

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