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Arsenal fans hail Gabriel Martinelli after goal-scoring display against West Ham

Well, well, well. Talk about making an introduction. Having shown glimpses of his enormous potential in the Carabao Cup and Europa League, Gabriel Martinelli put the Premier League on notice with a terrific performance on his first start in the competition.

The Brazilian arrived to relatively little fanfare in the summer, but had gotten his Arsenal career off to a flying start with seven goals in his first 13 appearances. He had yet to make the breakthrough into the team that featured in the league however, and fans of the north London side had even been clamouring for him to play from the off against Brighton in mid-week.

They may not have seen that come to fruition, but after his goal-scoring display against West Ham on Monday night, it was well worth the wait. The Brazilian scored to haul his struggling side level, before the Gunners went on to secure an impressive 3-1 victory away from home. And having seen his performance, Arsenal fans flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the teenager.

Some Gunners fans were keen on hailing not just his goal, but his overall work ethic and hunger, with the Brazilian often seen haring after West Ham players in an attempt to win back possession – as per Sofascore, he actually made a team-high three tackles.

Understandably, some Gunners fans were so excited about the 5 foot 11 man that they couldn’t help compare him to some of the north London side’s talented and iconic forwards of yesteryear.

Lofty praise indeed. But in such a difficult season that led to the sacking of Unai Emery just a couple of weeks ago, Martinelli’s performance offered a rare silver lining. And that is something for the Gunners to desperately cling on to.

Meanwhile, Arsenal turning to this man who masterminded a humiliation of Tottenham would be a smart move.

Article title: Arsenal fans hail Gabriel Martinelli after goal-scoring display against West Ham

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