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Smith: Arsenal must not ask too much of Martinelli

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith says they must not ask too much of Gabriel Martinelli.

Smith thinks that if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang does leave, the club should still look at Martinelli as a prospect rather than as a striker who can fill the boots of the Gabon international.

"There's no question they've got talent inside the club," Smith told Sky Sports. "I'm a big fan of Martinelli in particular. I think he's got a great attitude and a wonderful eye for goal as we've seen on a number of occasions already.

"There's definitely a lot to come from him but you have to be careful you don't put too much responsibility on young shoulders. They need to be nurtured."

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