EPL: Arteta names Arsenal player that was ‘threat’ against Man Utd after 3-2 defeat

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has identified Gabriel Martinelli as a ‘threat’ against Manchester United following his side’s Premier League 3-2 defeat against the Red Devils on Thursday.

Arteta said Martinelli was a threat during the encounter because he worked hard for Arsenal against the host, adding that he created assists and had good moments.

A goal from Bruno Fernandes and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Man United all three points against Arsenal.

Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard did score for Arsenal at Old Trafford.


Speaking at his post-match press conference, Arteta was ‘pleased’ with Martinelli’s display against Man United.

“He [Martinelli] looked a threat,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference. “He had a big chance in the first half, and he probably should have played on.

“He created assists, he worked extremely hard, and he had some really good moments – he looked a threat.”

Arsenal’s next game is against Everton on Monday.