Arsenal handed transfer boost in bid to keep hold of Gabriel Martinelli

first_img Coral BarryThursday 26 Mar 2020 12:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.5kShares Euro 2020 postponed over coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:05FullscreenEuro 2020 postponed over coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/euro-2020-postponed-coronavirus-2132178/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes swipe at Unai Emery’s playing style and opens door to Arsenal returnMORE: Arsenal chief Edu held talks to sign Walce before Pablo Mari deal in JanuaryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal handed transfer boost in bid to keep hold of Gabriel Martinelli Comment Advertisementcenter_img Martinelli has been excellent for Arsenal in his debut season (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid are unlikely to follow through with their bid to sign Gabriel Martinelli from Arsenal this summer, reports say.The striker has been the surprise package at Arsenal this season and has gone from strength to strength in his debut campaign for the Gunners, scoring ten goals in all competitions.Martinelli’s performances have caught the eye of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Daily Star claim Zinedine Zidane is a massive fan of the 18-year-old.Real were plotting a summer transfer move for Martinelli, but those plans are set to be put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisementFootball in the UK and Spain has been suspended as Europe works to arrest the rapid spread of coronavirus.The Premier League has extended the season indefinitely and there are rumours that the summer transfer window might have to be postponed.   Martinelli penned a long-term deal with Arsenal when he signed from Ituano last July and is thought to be under contract at the club until 2024. Martinelli has caught the eye of Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)The Brazilian has given no indication he wants to leave Arsenal and was full of praise for Mikel Arteta, having been brought to the Emirates by former boss Unai Emery.‘He’s been brilliant,’ Martinelli added. ‘He pays a lot of attention to moves and keeps pushing me to improve my game, not only in attack but defence, too.‘The boss is very wise tactically and incredibly helpful.‘He’s not an angry guy at all, but likes showing you exactly what to do on the pitch: “If the ball goes that way, don’t stay here, go there and turn your body that specific way”. He has a keen eye for detail.’ Advertisementlast_img

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