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‘A star within the making!’ – Martin Keown compares Arsenal new boy to Serge Gnabry

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One summer season signing made a giant impression in opposition to FC Zurich (Footage: Getty / BT Sport)

Arsenal legend Martin Keown was blown away by teenage summer season signing Marquinhos’ efficiency within the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over FC Zurich on Thursday evening.

The Brazilian teenager was handed his first begin for the north London membership of their opening Europa League group match and took simply 16 minutes to get on the scoresheet.

A positive staff transfer noticed Marquinhos hearth Eddie Nketiah’s low cross into the highest nook with an emphatic end, and the 19-year-old burst into tears after netting.

FC Zurich hit again with a penalty on the stroke of half-time, however Nketiah netted simply after the hour-mark to safe all three factors for Arsenal.

Keown was impressed with all of Mikel Arteta’s attackers, however Marquinhos stood out to such an extent that he even in contrast him to former Gunner – and present Bayern Munich star – Serge Gnabry.

Talking concerning the former Sao Paulo winger on BT Sport, Keown mentioned: ‘It’s the boldness, we talked about having that class in possession. I noticed a number of that tonight from Marquinhos.

‘Have a look at that go from Fabio Vieira, nice ball into the channel, we talked about Nketiah and his motion, after which an ideal go off his weaker foot.

‘After which the end! The ball simply lifts earlier than it comes into him and it’s an exquisite end from him.’

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Marquinhos seemed visibly emotional when he scored (Image: Getty)

He continued: ‘The primary of many, hopefully. He’s received an enormous future forward of him.

‘That’s an actual alternative now forward of him. Bukayo Saka is barely a few years older himself, however such is the standard he’s going to get possibilities.

‘He seemed a bit like a Gnabry kind participant. He’s brief, stocky, explosive tempo. He seemed very stylish.

‘He picked and selected his moments cleverly, whipped a few crosses in. Actually good high quality. He stored on producing.

‘I feel it’s nice information. We’ve seen Saka, we’ve seen Smith Rowe on this very competitors begin their careers. I feel we’re seeing one other star right here within the making.’

Fellow pundit Kevin Campbell agreed, including: ‘For a 19-year-old, what an excellent end. Exhibits his emotion as nicely, his first aim for the Arsenal and what a fully nice aim.’


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