Southampton Aim Sly Dig at Gabriel Martinelli After Holding Arsenal at St. Mary's

Southampton Aim Sly Dig at Gabriel Martinelli After Holding Arsenal at St. Mary's

  • Southampton trolled Arsenal's forward Gabriel Martinelli after the two sides drew their Premier League fixture at Saint Mary's Stadium
  • The Saints' social media admin degraded Martinelli by arguing their full-back Lyanco was one of the greatest Brazilian exports
  • Martinelli has three caps with the senior team and is in contention to make it into Tite's World Cup squad

Southampton's social media admin poked fun at Arsenal and more specifically, Gabriel Martinelli, following their Premier League match at St. Mary's on October 23.

The Saints managed to hold the Premier League leaders to a one-all draw in what was an impressive performance for them.

Lyanco, Gabriel Martinelli, Southampton, Arsenal, St,Mary's, October 23rd
Southampton's Lyanco challenges Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli. Photo by Ben Stansall.
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Arsenal began the game brightly and went ahead via a Granit Xhaka rocket of a shot.

As the game progressed though, Ralph Hasenhüttl's charges grew more comfortable. Stuart Armstrong equalised against the run of play to extend their unbeaten run to three matches.

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Full-back Lyanco had a decent game where he managed to shut out Martinelli.

Martinelli has been one of Mikel Arteta's standout performers this season. The Brazilian has racked up four goals and two assists in the Premier League.

Against Southampton however, he had a dull afternoon and as Football London reports, Arteta berated him at one point after he failed to put in the desired effort.

After the game, Southampton uploaded a picture of Lyanco and Martinelli and wrote:

"One of Brazil's greatest footballing exports and Gabriel Martinelli."

This was a borderline troll, as Lyanco has only made appearances for the U23 Brazilian side, while Martinelli has three caps with the senior team. He was also part of the squad that won gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Nottingham Forest's troll on Wolves backfired

Previously, Sports Brief reported that Nottingham Forest succumbed to their sixth Premier League loss in seven games after they went 1-0 down to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, October 15.

Forest have struggled to keep up with the tempo of the Premier League after gaining promotion, despite signing close to 20 new players.

Before the game, the social media admin decided to take a low dig at Wolves' announcement video of Diego Costa. The former Chelsea striker had joined Wolves after the club had lost new signing Sasa Kalajdzic.