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Watch: Martinelli shocks Brazil camp with outrageous weak foot finish

Watch: Martinelli shocks Brazil camp with outrageous weak foot finish

Gabriel Martinelli is having the best season of his career for Arsenal, as evidenced by his recent antics in the Brazil training camp.

This season, the Arsenal star’s performance has only improved. This season, he has scored five goals and assisted on two more in the Premier League. He has been on fire.

The 21-year-old has started in all 14 Premier League matches for Arsenal to date. Mikel Arteta has done an excellent job developing Martinelli’s talent and refining his final product.

The Brazilian winger has played almost exclusively on the left side for Arsenal, although he is also capable of operating in the middle.

Back in September, Arteta praised Martinelli’s determination to earn a spot on the Arsenal roster.

“When he wasn’t playing, he was all the time in my office and every time showing me on the pitch how wrong I was,” said Arteta via Football London.

“And, (from) the moment that we agreed that he was ready to do it, the way he has improved, the way he is helping the team and still the room for improvement he has is phenomenal.

“He’s just a sad boy (when he’s not playing). He loves what he does. He’s so eager to do whatever it takes for him to play that he’s all the time there, pushing you and giving you the right reasons to give him more minutes.

“It’s just a joy to watch the freedom and personality that he plays with.”

The Gunners have had the best start to a Premier League season in years and will be on top of the table at Christmas, while Martinelli has every opportunity to lead Brazil to victory in Qatar, where they are among the tournament’s favorites.

“In a year, if you look at the game that he played here a year ago and today, it’s just incredible how fast they grow,” said Arteta.

“They mature, they recognise situations, execution level, the understanding and even physically he looks a different player.”

Martinelli is renowned for cutting inside from the left onto his preferred right foot, but his strike in training demonstrates that he is off to the left. In the Brazil training camp, surrounded by superstars such as Neymar and Vinicius Junior, Martinelli produces an incredible goal.

He will have to compete for a starting position, but this strike demonstrates just how talented he is.

Watch: Martinelli shocks Brazil camp with outrageous weak foot finish

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