Gabriel Martinelli: Arsenal star says his mum cooks all his meals

Gabriel Martinelli: Arsenal star says his mum cooks all his meals

- Gabriel Martinelli said he is still a mother's loyal boy despite his rise in the Premier League

- The young prodigy has been sensational for Mikel Arteta's side, scoring over 10 goals

- Martinelli said his mum is still the one cooking for him because she moved along with him after Arsenal deal

Brazilian wonder-kid Gabriel Martinelli has revealed that his mummy is still the one cooking for him since his move from Brazil to England.

The prodigy pulled the storm for Gunners under new manager Mikel Arteta and his impressive performance has seen him get into the target list of Real Madrid.

The 18-year-old attacker was handed a lovely start in Arsenal clash with Sheffield United in place of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who saw red in Crystal Palace tie.

He justified Arteta's confidence in him with a brilliant 45th-minute goal that almost gave Gunners a 3-point victory on Saturday night, January 18.

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The young prodigy was also more than an attacker against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as he handed Gunners a stunning equaliser in the 63rd minute after Jorginho gave Blues the lead through a 28th-minute penalty kick.

Making an eye-opening revelation about his personal lifestyle, Martinelli said his mum moved with him when he joined the Premier League side.

The young attacker, who described his move to England as complicated, also said he was invited by Barcelona to train with them in La Liga.

''I had a very good childhood. My father placed me in Corinthians to play football at age six, since then I have not stopped," Martinelli said.

"So I lived with my father and my mother and in the same courtyard, my grandfather lived with my uncle. The change has been difficult.

"Moving to England is complicated but it is all for one purpose, which is the most important thing, to come to play for Arsenal.

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The young Brazilian also described his rise at Arsenal as amazing, saying things are moving well in the league despite Arsenal sitting tenth on the log.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Barcelona legend Ronaldinho believes Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli can emulate the footsteps of Brazil legend Ronaldo.

The 18-year-old forward has scored ten goals in 21 appearances across competitions since he broke into the Gunners' first-team this season.

His solo goal against Chelsea in their 2-2 draw in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge earlier this month further showed the quality the attacker is made off.

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