Gabriel Martinelli insists he 'didn't think twice' about move to Arsenal

Gabriel Martinelli insists he 'didn't think twice' about move to Arsenal

Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli has turned down suggestions that he could move to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer.

However, Martinelli has played down talk of Real Madrid interest as the Arsenal number 35 recovers during the north London side's winter break.

With Martinelli having registered 10 goals through 21 appearances for Arsenal, it has been suggested that he may be given the chance to fill Ronaldo's boots at Santiago Bernabeu. He was the one who gave me the first minutes in Europe.

Emery has since departed and been replaced by Mikel Arteta and for Martinelli, both "are fantastic people" that have aided his development to a regular starter in the team.

Martinelli has netted three times in 13 games in the Premier League, while the Brazilian striker has scored four goals in two Europa League outings.

His form has caught the eye of Madrid, who are reportedly keen to sign him at the end of this season.

And for Martinelli, both "are awesome people" that have aided his development to a regular starter in the team.

Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli reveals that he was rejected by Barcelona

Things could have been very different for Martinelli, who had several other European clubs looking at signing him in the summer.

The Arsenal teenager has been one of the big positives for the north London side in an otherwise hard Premier League campaign.

"Shortly before the São Paulo Cup I spent a few days training in Barcelona", he added.

'Barcelona invited me to train with them in La Masia, but afterwards, they didn't want to do anything with me, they didn't tell me anything.

'He helped me a lot there and is now playing in the main team.

"In that, I think he is wonderful because he tries to give attention to all the players and is a very good person". "It was my dream and my parents" dream that one day I could come to play in Europe.

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