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Arsenal striker Martinelli goes against Arteta with preferred position

Gabriel Martinelli has told Mikel Arteta he would like to play on the left-hand side of Arsenal's attack.

The 18-year-old has been a revelation for the Gunners after joining from Ituano in Brazil last summer, scoring 10 times in 26 appearances.

Arteta has planned to use Martinelli as a central striker, but the Brazilian has other ideas.

Speaking to Spanish outlet Marca, he said: "I really like playing on the left end. It is my favourite position."

With that being said, Arteta is still using Martinelli as a fringe player and it will take some feat to nab a regular spot in his side.

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