Gabriel Martinelli runs from own half to score for Arsenal v Chelsea as N'Golo Kante slips

  • Rob Swan

Gabriel Martinelli is a star in the making.

The Arsenal forward, who joined the Gunners last year from Brazilian club Ituano, doesn’t turn 19 in June – but it’s clear that he’s the real deal.

Martinelli had already scored nine goals for Arsenal this season prior to Tuesday night’s fixture against Chelsea – and the teenager made it 10 for the campaign with a superb goal to level the scores at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal were trailing 1-0 following Jorginho’s first-half penalty.

But Martinelli put the visitors back on level terms after running almost the full length of the pitch.

Shkodran Mustafi, whose mistake led to David Luiz conceding the first-half penalty and earning a red card in the process, headed the ball clear from a Chelsea corner.

Martinelli then picked the ball up and ran forward as fast he could with the ball.

N’Golo Kante was Chelsea’s last line of defence and the Chelsea midfielder slipped at the worst possible time.

This was the Frenchman’s Steven Gerrard moment.

Martinelli, though, still needed to show composure to burst away from Chelsea’s chasing defenders and find a way past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

But this kid has ice in his veins and he finished with aplomb.

Watch the goal here…

Outstanding finish from the youngster.

What a player he looks.

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