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What Gabriel Martinelli and Pablo Mari did after being left out of Arsenal squad to face Everton

Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli took to social media after being omitted from the Gunners’ match day squad to face Everton.

Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah sealed the 3-2 victory over Carlo Ancelotti’s side, as Arsenal moved up to ninth in the table.

Ahead of the game, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta made several changes from the midweek win over Olympiacos with Martinelli one of those who missed out.

The Brazilian teenager started the Europa League tie in Athens, but was left out of the squad completely on Sunday as Nicolas Pepe and Aubameyang lined-up alongside Nketiah in attack.

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Another player who played no part in the game was defender Pablo Mari, with the defender still waiting for his full Arsenal debut.

The Spanish defender has not played for the first team since joining on loan from Flamengo in January, but the former Manchester City centre-back did complete 45 minutes for the Under-23 side last week as he looks to build fitness.

Despite the pair missing out against the Toffees, that did not stop them attending the game at the Emirates and supporting their teammates.

After the match, Martinelli posted a picture of the duo on his Instagram account, with the Portuguese caption: ‘Tamo junto meu irmao,’ which translates to ‘We are together my brother.’

Speaking after the game, Arteta praised his side for hanging on for the win, despite the visible fatigue that his players showed towards the end.

“I am really pleased with the performance,” he said.

“It’s not easy to play three times in seven days – we came here very late from Greece – and then we concede an early goal as well which mentally asks you questions.

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“But the team reacted straight away and started to dominate the game and impose themselves, create the chances and score the goals.

“Then just before half time, again – big disappointment conceding the goal at a set piece but again we went back in the game, started to play, started to dominate the game again but the last 20-25 minutes you could see that energy-wise we dropped a lot. There were a lot of issues with the players on the pitch.

“We tried to make the changes to lift it up but to be fair Everton were better than us in the last 20-25 minutes and had some chances to score.”