Gabriel Martinelli was knocking on manager’s door to get more game time while Bukayo Saka has never stopped impressing

Mikel Arteta told the story this past week of how Gabriel Martinelli, frustrated at being in and out of the Arsenal team for the past two seasons, would hammer at his door. “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,” he said.

“He was just a sad boy. He loves what he does so much, he’s so eager to do whatever it takes for him to play that he’s there all the time, pushing you and giving you the right reasons, in the right way, to give him more minutes.”

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