Gabriel Martinelli has labelled his teammate Gabriel Magalhaes as ‘incredible’ on Instagram after Arsenal secured a dramatic 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.
After 56 minutes, Gabriel would have wanted the Emirates turf to swallow him up whole because he lost possession to none other than Aleksandar Mitrovic on the edge of his own box and he duly pounced by scoring the opener for the away side.
But Mikel Arteta’s team kept banging on the door of the newly-promoted side by equalising via their captain Martin Odegaard not long after, before Gabriel was the most relieved man in north London with five minutes to go because he scrambled home the winner.
Last season, Arsenal suffered three opening defeats, with zero goals scored, but it’s fair to say, a lot has changed 12 months later.
Yes, the Gunners aren’t in the Champions League, but the feeling towards what Arteta is building is gathering pace and the words ‘trust the process’ is now becoming more believable by critics.
Nonetheless, after yesterday’s win, Gabriel posted on his IG ‘keep the mind strong’, with Martinelli calling him ‘incredible’ in the comments section and William Saliba labelling him ‘big boss’.
MIKEL ARTETA’S TEAM SHOW SOME FIGHT
Arsenal are now the only team in the Premier League to have a 100% start to the new Premier League season and a lot of it is down to the fight they showed yesterday.
These recent bouts may well be against wannabe contenders, but it’s a strong start, nonetheless, ahead of those fights against the big hitters near the top of the ranking.
Aston Villa don’t come in the bracket given the abject start they have made under Steven Gerrard – they face off next Wednesday night, but are Manchester United that team?
On paper, Manchester United have the superstars, only ten days ago, they were in meltdown mode, but two wins from two has swung the mood at Old Trafford.
Regardless of where Erik ten Hag’s side are at, this fixture has always been heavyweight, packed with big punches and dramatic blows, so next week won’t be any different.