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EPL: Rio Ferdinand reveals Arsenal player Arteta compared to Luis Suarez

 


Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has revealed that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta compared Gabriel Martinelli with Uruguay striker, Luis Suarez.

Martinelli produced a Man of the Match performance for the Gunners as they defeated Liverpool 3-2 on Sunday.

The Brazilian scored within one minute of the first half before setting up Bukayo Saka to make it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time.

Martinelli has already racked up four goals and laid on two assists.

Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube show, Ferdinand said: “I love Martinelli, love him. I saw Arteta a couple of years ago, at Bournemouth away, and Martinelli was just coming through.

“I said to him, “What’s he like man? He looks good to me. I like the look of this kid.”

“And he went, “He’s going to be special”. I asked him what type of player he is, who is he like, and he said, “There’s a bit of Suarez in there”. And I was like “That’s enough for me, he’s gonna be a problem”

“He’s a bad player, he was the wrong ingredient for Trent [Alexander-Arnold] when he’s searching for confidence. The wrong ingredient. He did not need that!”

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