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He has scored just twice in a Gunners shirt since last December. But if he continues to be given a chance alongside Jesus, that goal return will only increase.
Martinelli started on the left against Sevilla but Jesus’ tendency to drop out wide allows his fellow Brazilian to drift in towards goal. Martinelli didn’t score on Saturday but the signs were positive and the link-up with his new team-mate was exciting.
Jesus’ versatility was one of the things that attracted Arteta to him. The Spaniard said: “His versatility is well known. He can play centrally, left, right. He can play in a two like he did with Eddie [Nketiah] in pre pre-season. He gives us a lot of flexibility.”
Martinelli has the potential to play as a No 9 in the future. And both he and Odegaard in particular are set to flourish after the arrival of Jesus.