Gabriel Martinelli tested in new Brazil role that could also help Arsenal

Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli has been asked to perform a different role for Brazil upon reporting for international duty, which could also be of benefit to the Gunners when he returns.

When fit, Martinelli has become an automatic choice on the left wing in recent years. But training footage from Brazil’s camp has shown the 22-year-old lining up as a striker in a practice match.

Martinelli has played sparingly as a ‘number nine’ for Arsenal, notably in a Premier League win over Everton in March when he scored twice. It was more something that Unai Emery asked him to do in the player’s…


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