Arsenal will consider the summer transfer window something of a success.
Fans are already enjoying the talents of Gabriel Magalhaes, while Thomas Partey’s instant impact may have surprised even the most optimistic of Gunners fans.
Willian’s form may have dipped after a great start but his performance in the opening day thrashing of Fulham shows what he is capable of.
By all accounts, Mikel Arteta has taken the chance to stamp his personality all over the squad during his first summer window, and this Arsenal side is certainly looking far more impressive than what we’ve seen at the Emirates in a long while.
Yet with all the fanfare around Arsenal ‘s new signings, someone must be pushed down the pecking order.
And with Willian, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexander Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Pepe and Bukayo Saka all trying to fight for limited places, what happens next for Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli?
Last season, the prodigious 19-year-old became the first teenager to hit double digits for Arsenal since Nicolas Anelka, and helped Arsenal on their way to the FA Cup trophy.
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10 goals in 26 appearances was a great return for the youngster tipped for greatness at the club, with his epic solo run and finish against Chelsea voted as Arsenal’s goal of the season by the club’s fans.
Sadly, his progress was halted by a serious knee injury in June which required surgery, ruling him out for the remainder of the year.
Facing an extended period on the sidelines, the 19-year-old will face fierce competition find minutes on the pitch at Arsenal whenever he is fit and ready to play again.
Martinelli did sign a contract extension at the club over the summer but thanks to his injury, was left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad this season.
So what happens next for the striker?
Well, given the rules around players under the age of 21,…