Rio Ferdinand joins Gabriel Jesus in glowing verdict of ‘Suarez-type’ Arsenal star

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Gabriel Martinelli is off to a superb start this season, and he he has been praised by pundits and teammates alike.

Gabriel Martinelli has started the season in fine form.

Arsenal have enjoyed a fine start to the campaign, winning both of their first two games, defeating Crystal Palace and Leicester City.

The Gunners have begun the season with excitement aplenty after a busy summer, and so far, they are backing up that excitement.

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Martinelli is one of the reasons for that excitement, with the Brazilian expected to go from strength to strength after an impressive campaign of last.

The winger has already scored two goals in as many games to begin the season, and he has already impressed marquee summer signing Gabriel Jesus.

Jesus said of his club and national teammate: “I'm so happy with him.

“He went to train with us in the national team [in the summer of 2019] and was in the Copa America in Brazil.

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"We saw him and his qualities, and he can do things other players cannot. When I saw him come to Arsenal I was not surprised because I knew he had the quality to play in a big club in Europe and Brazil.

"I'm so happy for him because he deserves this because he's a quality player. The next season I was following him, watching videos and games.”

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Interestingly, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand also spoke about Martinelli’s talents on his Vibe with Five podcast.

"Martinelli, if he stays fit, this guy, I’ve told you this before what Arteta told me, he could be the next Suarez-type player,” he said.

“Even Brendan Rodgers, I was interested in Brenden Rodgers’ comments, he said that Arsenal have gone up a level with their additions, so it looks positive with you guys.”

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