Mikel Arteta has warned Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli he will have to get used to being a marked man as a result of his stunning emergence this season.
The form of the Brazilian forward has represented the most uplifting aspect of a difficult season for Arsenal with the teenager having scored 10 goals in all competitions.
Martinelli’s versatility and work ethic have pleased his new manager who has used the former Ituano starlet in every match he has been available for since he took over in December.
The 18-year-old is almost certain to feature on Sunday against a Newcastle side who have proven to be obdurate opponents for some of the Premier League’s best teams this season and Arteta admits there is still a lot for Martinelli to learn.
‘He needs to digest a lot of things,’ Arteta told Sky Sports. ‘The better you do, the more you have to start to digest what people think about you.
‘He has to think…