Gabriel Martinelli has shared with the Evening Standard what was happening in the Arsenal dressing room after the Liverpool win.
The Gunners put in another impressive display yesterday at the Emirates as they swept aside Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Martinelli opened the scoring for Mikel Arteta’s side inside the first two minutes of the game. The Gunners went on to secure a 3-2 win and the 21-year-old was instrumental from the left-hand side.
The win put Arsenal back on top of the Premier League and above Manchester City by one point. Now, Martinelli has shared what the Arsenal players were doing in the dressing room after another victory.
Martinelli on Arsenal dressing room
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Martinelli says the Gunners squad were delighted to have beaten Liverpool yesterday.
Arsenal hadn’t beaten Klopp’s side in the Premier League since June 2020, losing their last four meetings in the league.
Martinelli said: “I think it’s my best season here at Arsenal. I’m so happy for this moment. I think Arsenal is a big club and we have a lot of good players.
“I think you guys can see from the outside our hunger and our mentality. We want to win every single game and I think everyone can see that.
“I’m so happy [to beat Liverpool], a great game and a great win. I think we deserved the three points.
“It was amazing [in the dressing room at full-time]. Everyone was hugging each other.
“Everyone knew that it was going to be a tough game and, as I said, I think we deserved that [win].”
It was certainly a statement win from Arteta’s side and they fully deserved to win the game. Liverpool did dominate for a large part of the first-half but Arsenal took over in the second period.
Arsenal have really struggled against Klopp’s side in recent years and it will be a huge boost for the squad to overcome their poor record against the Reds.
Arteta’s men have now beaten Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in back-to-back games. Arsenal fans would be forgiven for starting to believe that their team can achieve big things this season.