GABRIEL MARTINELLI killed West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek with a dirty nutmeg shortly after scoring Arsenal’s opening goal in their 2-0 win.
The 20-year-old confidently scored the opening goal after a favorable run in the back of West Ham.
And still brimming with confidence, he hooked the ball past the Hammers centre-back Soucekof the foot.
By the time Soucek could react, Martinelli glide past him and put the ball for teammate Thomas Partey to keep control.
One Arsenal Fans reacted: “Gabriel Martinelli channeled his inner Thierry Henry.”
Another said: “That nutmeg has increased Martinelli’s value by 50 million.”
The Brazilian has ‘had the time of his life’ off the pitch.
Boss Mikel Arteta praised Martinelli after the game, praising his energy.
“It was definitely one of the best in every aspect of the game,” he said.
“He has cramps again and he needs to mature in that sense but his overall understanding of the game is getting much better.
“He can put some gears into his play. Sometimes he still does things at 100 mph but the energy and quality he shows is sometimes top-notch.”
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