Arsenal winger, Gabriel Martinelli has revealed how he was treated by former captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when he first arrived at the Emirates.
He said the feeling will ‘stay with him forever’ after the Brazilian moved to north London in 2019.
Aubameyang and Martinelli were team-mates at Arsenal before the Gabon international was punished for disciplinary breach.
The African star was stripped of the captaincy and eventually left the club by mutual consent after Arsenal paid him to leave.
He joined Barcelona in February, where he spent only six months before returning to England this summer by joining Chelsea.
When Martinelli joined Arsenal from Brazil, he could not communicate in English, which meant that the majority of the club could not talk to him.
“I would think ‘Imagine if someone sat next to me and talked to me, what would I say?” He told The Players’ Tribune
According to the Brazilian winger, he would want to say something but was embarrassed because even when his new teammates spoke to him, he could not respond to them.
“I sat down to eat then Auba arrived, I thought ‘now what?’ he added.
“Then he sat down next to me and started talking to me in Spanish. A good guy, I think that moment… I was very nervous.
“Like for him it was something normal, maybe he doesn’t even remember this but for me, Auba coming to talk to you, sitting at the table with you, it was something that will stay with me forever.”Follow Us On Social Media 👇
EPL: Perfect Signing – Arsenal Told To Recruit Ex-manchester United Star, Ronaldo
Former Arsenal goalkeeper, David Seaman, has urged the Gunners to sign former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Seaman believes it would be a perfect signing if Arsenal brought Ronaldo to Emirates Stadium.
Ronaldo is presently a free agent after his contract with Man United was terminated this week.
The Portugal captain’s contract was terminated days after his explosive interview with broadcaster Piers Morgan in which he slammed Man United, the Glazer family, Erik ten Hag, among others.
“Ronaldo is far from done and he would be perfect for Arsenal,” Seaman told TalkTV.
“I would applaud him [for the explosive interview] because he is obviously talking the truth. A lot of the stuff he came out with is not the stuff we have not heard.
“We have heard a lot of other experienced players moaning and criticising Man United for the way the ground is and the training.
“That shocked me and that should not be happening. He has been all around the world and seen how everywhere has progressed and he comes back to his beloved Man United and nothing has changed.”
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Transfer: Aston Villa Chase Super Eagles Forward, Onuachu
Premier League club, Aston Villa are monitoring Paul Onuachu’s situation at KRC Genk.
The Nigeria international has constantly been linked with a move away from Belgian Pro League outfit, Genk following his goal scoring exploit at the club.
Onuachu registered 33 goals in 38 league appearances for the Smurfs in the 2020/21 campaign.
Last season, he netted 21 times in 35 league outings for the former Belgian Pro League champions.
The 27-year-old has caught the eye again this term, having scored 13 goals in 14 league outings.
Onuachu is expected to be in the news again when the transfer window reopens in January.
According to Jeunesfooteux, Aston Villa have an interest in the forward.
The Midlands club are looking to add more firepower to their attack despite new manager, Unai Emery having Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings at his disposal.
Aston Villa are also tracking Onuachu’s international teammate, Samuel Chukwueze.
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