Arsenal fans have raised concerns that Gabriel Martinelli could be targeted by Liverpool, as Patrice Evra has suggested the Gunners were lucky not to sign Arthur Melo in January
Video not available
There has been concern over Gabriel Martinelli’s future at Arsenal following another stellar performance by the club.
The young Brazilian winger was one of the few who actively led to the goal to make it 2-0 Premier League lose Liverpool on Wednesday night. But Jurgen Klopp’s praise for the Arsenal star has raised concerns among the Gunners fanbase that the German could try to chase the winger away from his rivals.
It comes as Patrice Evra has suggested that the Gunners should miss out on a move almost following Arthur Melo’s latest performance in January. And Mikel Arteta has avoided punishment for his profanity about Arsenal’s fixture gridlock.
This is Mirror Football’s latest Arsenal titles.
Arteta avoids punishment
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will not face any punishment from the Premier League for his complaints about the Gunners’ fixture congestion.
Arteta has been critical of his side’s upcoming games following the 0-2 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday night. Arsenal now face Aston Villa in a Saturday lunchtime game ahead of a match against Chelsea and Manchester United over a three-day period next month.
The Gunners boss has spoken out about the fixture congestion following the Liverpool loss, and the Premier League and FA’s positions on these comments have now been revealed.
Almost missed delivery
Premier League legend Patrice Evra thinks Arsenal were lucky not to sign Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo in the January transfer window.
The Gunners are said to have pushed for the Brazilian’s signing in January but were unable to strike a deal as Mikel Arteta and sporting director Edu had an uneasy transfer window. And while working as a pundit on Italian television for Champions League During the clash between Juventus and Villarreal, Evra criticized Arthur a lot.
The former Juve man slammed the Brazilian’s performance – and his criticism seemed to suggest the Gunners missed a near-miss in the January window.
Martinelli is scared
Prominent Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has raised concerns that Gabriel Martinelli could move to Liverpool after another impressive display by the winger.
Martinelli was a regular threat for the Gunners despite a 0-2 defeat on Wednesday night following lightning goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino. The Arsenal host has received admiring glances from Reds manager Jurgen Klopp in the past, and the Liverpool manager has been full of praise for him once again after the game at the Emirates Stadium – doing raised concerns that he might try and poach the youngster.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-news-gabriel-martinelli-liverpool-26496186 Arsenal news: Gabriel Martinelli fears grow as Gunners announce near-miss transfer