Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli’s selection for the World Cup surprised Neymar

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Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli’s selection for the World Cup surprised Neymar. However, Neymar now knows that he will have a competitor for the starting spot in the World Cup.

Gabriel Martinelli is in brilliant form for the Gunners. Hence, it is no surprise that the Brazilian manager Tite has selected him for the World Cup.

THE RISE OF GABRIEL MARTINELLI AT ARSENAL

Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli is in brilliant form this season. Hence, this has led to his selection in the Brazil national team for the World Cup. He is currently the best player for the Gunners this season. The winger is providing goals and assists for the team. His form this season has helped the Gunners stay at the top of the Premier League table.

Gabriel Jesus has also said that Bukayo Saka and Martinelli play like they are from another planet. However, Martinelli was ignored for the national team selection for the friendlies ahead of the World Cup. This led to suggestions that he would not get a chance to play in the World Cup. However, his brilliant form for Arsenal has made Tite select him for the prestigious tournament.

THE REACTION OF NEYMAR TO THE GUNNERS WINGER

Neymar was also surprised by the inclusion of the Arsenal winger. The Paris Saint-Germain smiled at the inclusion of Gabriel Jesus. However, he raised his eyebrow when the name of Martinelli was called out. Although, his reaction quickly changed into a smile with the inclusion of himself. Neymar will be surely the starting left-winger in the World Cup. However, Martinelli is going to fight hard with him for the spot.

Tottenham winger Richarlison and Manchester United winger Antony also celebrated their inclusion with their families. The selection of the in-form wingers makes the Brazil national team the favorite to win the World Cup. Whereas, Arsenal will also keep an eye on his fitness and performances during the World Cup.

Arsenal will also hope to resolve Martinelli’s contract situation with his agent during the World Cup break for the clubs. The winger’s contract expires in the summer of 2024. However, due to the interest of many other big European clubs, they are desperate to tie Martinelli at the club for a long-term contract.

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