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Gabriel Martinelli heaps praise on Arsenal teammate Gabriel Jesus: "I love to play with him..."

Joe Adams

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Gabriel Martinelli heaps praise on Arsenal teammate Gabriel Jesus: "I love to play with him..."

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus has returned from injury and Brazil teammate Gabriel Martinelli is delighted to have him back.

Arsenal have enjoyed an excellent campaign, calving out an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Mikel Arteta's summer signings have proved to be a major part of their success, transforming the Gunners into genuine title contenders.

Among those to arrive in north London was Jesus, who signed from Manchester City in a deal worth £45 million.


Arteta looks to have already recouped what he paid for the 25-year-old, following his contribution to Arsenal's quick fire start to the season, producing a number of sparkling displays.


Things took a turn for the worst in December after he sustained a long-term knee injury, which kept him out of action for over three months.

However, in a major boost for supporters, the 25-year-old is back to fitness, and Martinelli has been looking forward to sharing a pitch with him once again.


Martinelli: "I love to play with him"

During Arsenal's mini-series 'Come back Stronger', documenting Jesus' rehabilitation, Martinelli expressed his excitement at the striker's return.

Martinelli, who was on the field at the time Jesus suffered his injury at the World Cup in Qatar, was full of praise for his compatriot.

“I love to play with him," Martinelli said of his teammate.


“He’s a great, great player. One of the best strikers in the world and yeah, I’m looking forward to playing with him."

Jesus was given his first run out in a short 15 minute cameo against Fulham earlier this month, and has since featured against Sporting Lisbon and Crystal Palace.

Provided they can keep everyone fit and firing, Arsenal are in pole position to lift the Premier League title for the first time in nearly 20 years,

Although they face a tricky schedule with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all to play before the end of the season.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal, Football, Premier League

Joe Adams
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