Oleksandr Zinchenko has hailed the skills of Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus following Arsenal’s quick begin to the brand new Premier League season.
The 25-year-old arrived on the Emirates Stadium from Manchester City final summer time as one in all Mikel Arteta’s high summer time signings.
Along with team-mate Jesus, who additionally opted to go away Premier League champions City for Arsenal, Zinchenko has hit the bottom operating and has performed a key position in wins over Crystal Palace and Leicester.
Martinelli has additionally proven what he can do in each outings, scoring in each sport, whereas Jesus was in impressed kind in opposition to Leicester. The Brazilian netted twice – his first objective a luxurious curled end into the highest nook – and he may conceivably have made it 4 or 5 if it weren’t for some good saves from Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward.
Zinchenko will not be shocked by what he has seen from Jesus, and has additionally backed “real diamond” Martinelli to be an enormous star in the long run. The Ukrainian has additionally revealed what it is prefer to compete with Kieran Tierney for a beginning spot, having taken the Scot’s place at left-back in the primary two video games.
Martinelli has two targets in two Premier League video games / Julian Finney/GettyImages
“He’s incredible, he’s a real diamond,” Zinchenko mentioned Standard Sport. “I’d say the exact same issues about him that I say about Gabriel Jesus.
“The way these two guys work – the way everybody works really – every day is incredible. He (Martinelli) has great quality and he’s still young. I’m pretty sure he’s got an incredible future.”
Jesus has struck at Arsenal / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages
“I never had any doubts about him, because he is a world-class player in terms of his numbers,” Zinchenko mentioned.
“You can also see it in the way he works together with his attitude every day in training. He is an example. He is an incredible player, always hungry for goals. He does not stop at all and I am so happy for him.”
Tierney has performed second fiddle to Zinchenko thus far / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages
“He’s a great player. Even when I was at City, I watched his matches,” Zinchenko mentioned. “I feel it is good competitors for every of us.
“We’re going to push one another, and I feel that is the important thing. That’s how we’ve got to go ahead. The most vital factor is that we each need to strive to assist the staff as a lot as we will.”