Arsenal’s impressive streak was stopped when they welcomed Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium. At the end of 90 minutes, the two teams drew 0-0. The result made many Gunners fans feel disappointed. The attacking plans of coach Mikel Arteta proved to be deadlocked in front of the tight, highly concentrated defense of Chick Che.
Gabriel Martinelli was one of the bright spots in Arsenal’s attack this match, despite his lack of goals or assists.
79 minutes, coming from Martin Odegaard’s corner kick, Martinelli headed the ball dangerously into Nick Pope’s goal. The Brazilian striker almost broke the deadlock for Arsenal.
Former player Gary Neville praised Martinelli’s situation. Sharing on Sky Sports, the former Man United player said: “Martinelli makes a really good run to head towards the far post. There wasn’t a single Arsenal player to support and respond in the back.”
According to statistics from Whoscored, Martinelli had more than 50 touches throughout the game, launched 4 shots, made 3 key passes.
Mr. Nguyen | 06:17 04/01/2023