Gabriel Martinelli has taken to social media to confess that it was “tough” for him to simply accept his crimson card throughout Arsenal’s 1-0 victory at Wolves on Thursday evening.
The Brazilian attacker was given his marching orders within the 69th minute of the Premier League conflict at Molineux for committing two bookable offences in fast succession.
Martinelli’s sending off additional highlights disciplinary points on the pitch for the Gunners, with Arsenal having had 4 gamers despatched off in seven video games for the reason that flip of the yr.
Arsenal had been main 1-0 due to Gabriel’s first-half opener towards Wolves when Martinelli was despatched off and the Gunners had been in a position to hold on and declare all three factors to spice up their hopes of Champions League qualification.
Martinelli took to social media after the sport to voice his frustration on the method he was despatched off but additionally reward his team-mates for battling exhausting to gather the three factors.
Posting on his private Instagram account, Martinelli wrote: “I’m upset as a result of it’s tough to simply accept that as a crimson card. However I’m proud the workforce fought to maintain the consequence and the win.”
Martinelli will now serve a one-game suspension and can miss Arsenal’s residence conflict towards Brentford within the Premier League on Saturday 19 February.
And Gunners boss Mikel Arteta couldn’t disguise his disappointment at seeing one among his common starters dominated out attributable to suspension as soon as once more.
“Gabi has been extraordinarily good the previous few months,” Arteta instructed his post-match news conference on Thursday evening. “I feel the extent that he’s enjoying at, the best way he’s been each sport, the best way he’s been evolving.
“It’s an actual disgrace as a result of he’s going miss the sport now as a result of we’d like him and since we’re actually, actually brief.”
Martinelli, 20, has scored 4 objectives and made two assists in 15 Premier League video games this season.