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Kevin Campbell compares Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli to Ronaldo

Campbell is a big fan of the youngster (Picture: Getty Images)

Kevin Campbell says Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli’s direct playing style reminds him of Brazil legend Ronaldo.

The 19-year-old enjoyed a brilliant debut season for the Gunners as he scored 10 goals in 26 appearances.

One of the highlights was a spectacular solo effort against Chelsea back in January which was voted Arsenal’s goal of the season

Ronaldo is a two-time World Cup winner (Picture: Getty Images)

A serious knee injury suffered in June halted the Brazilian’s stellar progress and is set to keep him out of action until the end of the year.

And Gunners hero Campbell is a huge admirer of Martinelli and admitted he shares similar traits with two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo, who scored 62 goals in 98 games for Brazil.

‘I think Martinelli is the one, I really do,’ Campbell told Football Insider. 

‘Martinelli was sensational when he came in last season.

‘He is a real handful – strong, direct and reminds me of the Brazilian Ronaldo. The way that he picks up the ball and runs at goal is phenomenal.

‘I am not saying that he is Ronaldo but he reminds me of him, especially with…