PREMIER - Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli's father unhappy with lack of play
Martinelli, 20, joined Arsenal in 2019 after a £6 million transfer from Brazilian team Ituano.
Just weeks after signing, he burst into the scene with a brace in his debut competitive appearance against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup. The future looked bright for the teenager.
Martinelli, on the other hand, has had his first-team prospects severely limited after starting just 15 occasions in the Premier League over the last two years.
This season, with 11 games under his belt, the South American has been given two domestic starts, fueling speculation that the 20-year-long-term old's career may lay outside of London.
Joao, the player's father, has addressed such concerns in a recent interview with Yahoo!, stated:
“Since he came back from an injury, he’s been playing a lot less than he would have liked.
“There has been some talk of proposals from Europe, but Arsenal have already warned that they will not release him.
“People like him a lot. Not only for what he does when he plays, but also for his dedication. Martinelli is almost always the first to arrive for training and the last to leave.”