Gabriel Martinelli is into his third season as a Premier League player and has made 39 league appearances for Arsenal. The forward started in the first game of the season and has made 11 appearances. These 11 appearances include seven starts and four appearances as a substitute. He was unable to create any threat or score a goal in the opening fixtures and was dropped from the team. However, the youngster has returned to the team in the absence of Pierre Emrick-Aubameyang and has given some impressive performances.
Gabriel Martinelli has scored four goals with an expected goal rate of 2.89. The player scored two goals in the last match against Leeds United in the Premier League. The above shot map shows all the 12 shots attempted by the player. Martinelli has hit the target four times with a shot accuracy rate of 33.33%. 11 shots have been attempted from inside the opposition’s 18-yard box, and two have been attempted from inside the opposition’s six-yard box.
The player is not only effective in front of the goal but also while passing the ball. Martinelli has two assists to his name, and his expected assists rate is 1.52. The assists came in the match against Manchester United and Southampton. Since the player has featured in the forward three, so most of the passes have been attempted inside the opposition’s penalty box. The above viz shows that his 18 passes have landed inside the opposition’s penalty box, and only one pass out of these landed inside the opposition’s 6-yard box. His passing range includes 14 crosses, three smart passes and two through passes.
Gabriel Martinelli has featured from the left side of the play. He likes to cut inside and drive into the box with the ball. The above viz shows his ‘pass receiving location’, and it also suggests that most of the passes have been received towards the left side. The Spanish player has received eight passes inside the opposition’s penalty box and six passes on the edge of the box.
Martinelli has attempted 29 dribbles so far this season. Seven dribbles came in the game against Manchester United. He has taken 31 touches inside the opposition’s penalty box and has made 28 recoveries. He is involved in a lot of play whenever he features in a match.
Gabriel Martinelli’s recent form has boosted the spirit of the manager and the fans. The player has shown improvement in his performances and could feature regularly following the suspension of Aubameyang due to disciplinary issues.