‘Romero’s going to kill him’ – Gary Neville’s reaction as Arsenal star Martinelli cheekily controls ball with his BACK | The Sun

GABRIEL MARTINELLI cheekily controlled the ball with his BACK against Tottenham yesterday.

The Arsenal ace risked the wrath of his opponents by showboating with his side 2-0 up.


As a long pass floated over to him, Martinelli nonchalantly turned round to control it with his back.

Fiery Tottenham defender Cristian Romero didn't take kindly to the Brazilian's cocky move, repeatedly shouting at him for the next minute.

Commentating for Sky Sports, pundit Gary Neville thought that the Argentine would perform retribution on Martinelli.

He claimed that Romero would "kill" Arsenal's No11.

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As it happened there was no crunching 50/50 between the pair.

Martinelli, 21, was also snubbed by Brazil team-mate Richarlison when he tried to shake his hand.

Arsenal fans online were irritated by Neville's reaction.

One wrote: "Both Martin Tyler and Gary Neville said it was too early for Martinelli to be doing this… it wasn’t and why shouldn’t he."

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A second tweeted: "Gary Neville is so weird man, he wanted Romero to foul Martinelli so bad."

Another added: "Gary Neville who played with Cristiano Ronaldo and backed a player like Antony has criticised Martinelli taking a touch on his back I’ve seen it all."

Neville, 47, further risked the wrath of Arsenal supporters by claiming that they wouldn't win the league… and that even Manchester United would catch them.

The former defender said of the Gunners: "They won't win the league. Manchester City will win the league, and I think Man Utd will finish second, and I know that will annoy Arsenal fans!

"I'd rather Arsenal win the league than Man City. I think it would be absolutely sensational for the Premier League.

"I think about watching the Premier League, we've seen City sweep up, apart from Liverpool, over the past five years.

"To think Arsenal could come and win it, it adds to our league, it makes our league great.

"I'd love Man Utd to win it, but I don't think that's going to happen this season."


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