After Fulham’s lackluster performance, Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal has a message for Kai Havertz.

After Fulham’s lackluster performance, Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal has a message for Kai Havertz.

On Saturday, Arsenal suffered their first loss of the year to Fulham, and Kai Havertz received a lot of flak for his performance.

Mikel Arteta thinks Arsenal should have defeated Fulham.

Once again, Arsenal’s on-field leadership is questioned after throwing away a significant lead against 10 men. Just five days after the euphoria of holding out with a player less to win with a player less against Crystal Palace, Mikel Arteta’s self-proclaimed title-challengers allowed Joao Palhinha to slip in unnoticed to score from a late corner and deny Arsenal their first two points of the season.

By that point, the team’s usual go-to player in these circumstances, club captain Martin Odegaard, had been replaced. However, Gabriel Martinelli supported him in keeping the armband and gave his opinion of the new system as well as Kai Havertz’s continued participation.

The winger insisted that the captain had many strengths. “Off the field, he consistently tries to help others, and on the field, everyone can see his qualities.

He is very vocal, which you guys might not notice. As our captain, we have faith in him. not just on the field, but also off the field. He advised us to keep our heads high and not give up after the game. Without a doubt, we are disappointed, but we must press on. “.

Within the first minute, Arsenal made a serious mistake and shot themselves in the foot. Pereira pounced on Bukayo Saka’s errant back pass, and Aaron Ramsdale lost his bearings and veered erratically in the wrong direction, allowing the Fulham midfielder to pass the ball into an open space.

It was inevitable that Arsenal would respond, but theirs was a rather blunted one as Leandro Trossard proved to be the falsest of false nines. Eddie Nketiah’s introduction at halftime confused the situation, and Arsenal believed they had completely turned the game around in the first 14 minutes of the second half, just after the significant introduction of Fabio Vieira.

The Portuguese star was first bundled into by Kenny Tete, giving up a clear but preventable penalty that Saka converted. However, manager Marco Silva was furious that Calvin Bassey, who was keeping the striker onside, had been left in a heap on the ground by an earlier challenge. Moments later, it was his pass that set up Nketiah to add a second.

Despite the late set-piece rescue act bringing back some semblance of a smile to his face, his mood did not improve when the same player was then given a second yellow card.

In order to prepare for the visit of Manchester United on Sunday, which is expected to be a much tougher test of the new system and a new set of expectations at the Emirates, Arsenal must now gather themselves once more.

Martinelli clarified, “That’s the Premier League.”. We must be ready for the difficulty of every game. For the upcoming victory, we must refocus and make an effort to prevail.

We do our best to comply with the system and feel comfortable using it. It’s not a brand-new system, but occasionally adjusting to a new player takes some time.

We must modify.

We just need some time to get used to it, so I think it will be simple for us. “.

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