Arsenal supervisor, Mikel Arteta, has steered Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Tierney must work on their connection down the left flank.

Arteta was talking after Martinelli was awarded man of the match, following their 2-0 win at Newcastle on Sunday.

In line with the Spaniard, Martinelli’s efficiency was aided by Granit Xhaka’s presence at left-back.

Mohammed Elneny gave the Gunners an early lead, earlier than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 2-0 within the second half.

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Martinelli supplied the help for the second purpose and lately got here again into the fold, having gone seven straight league fixtures with out making an look.

Curiously, his return to the crew has coincided with the absence of left-back Tierney, who has been sidelined for every of these video games.

And Arteta has now hinted that one of many causes he has not performed Martinelli extra usually has been all the way down to an absence of connection and relationship between him and his Scottish teammate.

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“I feel having Granit behind him helps him in a method as a result of he’s extra within the line, within the final line, on the left when he’s extra comfy.

“With Kieran it’s a little bit bit completely different. These relationships we have now to really feel,” Arteta mentioned.

EPL: Arteta hints at difficulty between Martinelli, Tierney

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