With the January transfer window now finally closed and Arsenal not signing any central attacker, they will now be a force to play Gabriel Martinelli AS a false striker whenever Lacazette is not available. Gabriel Martinelli has been very impressive of late but can the North London club be able to compete in the Champions League race without an actual striker?
Gabriel Martinelli to be Used as Arsenal Central Striker
The player rose from barely making first-team squads become one of the players the club cannot do without. The Brazilian international was named the English Premier League fans’ player of the month for December. This has largely been down to the form he has been able to find on the left-wing, but as the business end of the season approaches. there’s a chance that he could be used in a different position altogether.
Gabriel Martinelli has played centre forward under Arteta before and it seems that this is where he has been working to improve in recent weeks. The Brazilian also has the underrated technical ability to drop deeper and link the play in a manner that Arteta demands from any of his centres forwards. After the fall of Dusan Vlahovic deal with them, the club did not make any other attempt to sign a striker again. They currently sit in the 6th place position and hope to qualify for next year’s Champions League which means they have to finish in the first four positions.