David Luiz heaps praise on the mentality of Gabriel Martinelli

Arsenal defender David Luiz has heaped praise on the mentality of Gabriel Martinelli, who has made a strong impression since his summer move to the club. The 18-year-old was a relatively unknown when he was signed from Ituano during the summer but he has quickly made an impact with seven goals across all competitions.

Speaking to 90min, Luiz said that Martinelli has a great mentality and his compatriot has the chance to progress into a top quality player for the Gunners, he told: “I’m not going to say who is the best talent, but the best mentality at the moment is Martinelli. He has a great mentality, it is special, he is a top guy, a top player, but what really impresses me is his mentality on the training ground, and the way he reacts to scoring goals, like at Anfield, and how he continues to work with a great mentality. He is taking his opportunity step by step and he has the same focus, determination and respect for everything and he is so mature for his age.”

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David Luiz delighted with the challenge at Arsenal

Brazil international David Luiz has admitted that he is delighted after making the move to Arsenal from Chelsea this summer. The central defender made his debut against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon and he produced a quality performance as the Gunners secured a close 2-1 triumph on the day.

Speaking after the game, Luiz was asked about his experience of playing for the Gunners to which he replied: “It’s a new challenge for me [moving to Arsenal]. It’s my decision to make a new history in my life. I’m so happy to be here because since the first day the welcome has been amazing from everybody so I’m going to try and do my best to amazingly like I did with Chelsea.”

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