Arsenal employer Mikel Arteta keen to keep pressure off fit-again Gabriel Martinelli
The 19-year-old has gone back to action after 9 months out with a serious knee injury.
Mikel Arteta has warned Arsenal supporters not to stack pressure on fit-again forward Gabriel Martinelli to resolve the club’s present concerns as he backed his “fighters” to turn things around.
Defeat at Everton on Saturday leaves the Gunners 15th in the table and without a Premier League win because November 1 – a run of seven video games where they have taken just two points.
A toothless attack has become part of the issue. Just the existing bottom 3 sides have handled fewer than Arsenal’s 12 objectives and now captain and typical go-to goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sidelined with a calf problem.
Martinelli returned from a nine-month lack following a major knee injury to play 19 minutes off the bench against Everton.
The 19-year-old hit 10 goals in his very first season at the Emirates Stadium before being eliminated given that March and the team’s recent struggle for goals has actually seen an increase in fans calling for the Brazilian’s immediate go back to the group.
” We can not put that pressure on his shoulders,” he responded when asked about fans hailing Martinelli as the guy to conserve Arsenal’s season.
” It’s not reasonable for him. He brings that enthusiasm that the fans can see since he’s got something unique, a special energy each time he steps on that field.
” However keep in mind that Gabi, what he’s performed in the Premier League, the time that he’s been with us is very minimal. Let him develop, like we are making with many other young kids that we have here.
” It’s the squad that we have at the minute and what we have to handle. They need to attempt to do their finest but I do not think it’s reasonable to put all the pressure on them now too.”
Arteta’s position as Arsenal employer is coming under increasing analysis due to the bad run of outcomes and performances and he has gotten public backing from both president Vinai Venkatesham and technical director Edu over the past 10 days.
The Spaniard, who took the task simply over a year ago, has suggested he has no strategies to leave and feels he has a team of gamers who are prepared to eliminate to deal with the downturn.
” You require fighters and you do not desire any victims. Victims bring reasons, victims bring negativeness and they begin to blame anything that is happening around them or is not going their method. You require individuals who fight, individuals who contribute and individuals who are ready to provide everything to the club in this moment.
” From within the club whatever I am sensation is simply assistance, support, and overall self-confidence that we will survive this together.
” Externally I never ever read what is happening, I understand more or less what is happening but I never read it: in lovely moments I don’t read it, in hard minutes I do not read it, I simply try to focus on the task and what I need to do.
” But undoubtedly a club of this stature should have the very best and when it is not happening, everyone is going to question what is taking place. I am the most accountable one in regards to results, so I need to accept that.”