Gabriel Martinelli Told by Unai Emery to Remain Patient in Bid to Become Arsenal Legend

​Arsenal manager Unai Emery has urged forward Gabriel Martinelli to remain patient for his first start in the Premier League, with the youngster looking to become a 'legend' at the club.

The 18-year-old joined the Gunners in the summer from Brazilian side Ituano and has been sensational when given the opportunity this season in spite of his inexperience at the top level.

Martinelli has already scored braces against Nottingham Forest and Standard Liege in the Carabao Cup and Europa League respectively, but is yet to make his mark in the Premier League.

Gabriel Martinelli

Speaking to ESPN Brazil (​via Football.London), Martinelli said: "I have to thank God for this opportunity, the gaffer and the team gave me a big welcome and I'm trying to get opportunities and do the best I can with them. I have to be patient since I'm young and the gaffer talked to me saying I should be patient and wait for the chances, cause they will come."

The new recruit went on to open up on how thankful he is for the opportunity to play for Arsenal, and in return, he hopes he can become a club great.

"I'm very happy, and I thank god a lot for this. I want to make my career here and try to be a legend."

Gabriel Martinelli,Kieran Tierney,Reiss Nelson

Having made two appearances in the ​Premier League so far this season, fans will be hoping to see the starlet get more minutes in a bid to maximise his full potential. Although he has been in scintillating form, ​Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made a typically strong start to the new campaign, while ​Alexandre Lacazette will also be in contention when he returns from injury. 

Nonetheless, with time most certainly on his side, it appears as though Emery and Martinelli are in agreement that the opportunities to start in the league will come over time. 

Source : 90min