Arsenal fans go wild for Gabriel Martinelli’s early ‘assist of the season’ contender and for Bukayo Saka’s ‘incredible’ strike against Nottingham Forest – as Kai Havertz is left in disbelief by the Brazilian’s skill
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The Gunners were in cruise control in the first half as Eddie Nketiah scored in the 26th minute to break the deadlock and Saka netted an incredible strike moments later.
Despite Nketiah’s opener, it was Martinelli who received the praise as Arsenal fans took to social media to discuss his assist.
The Brazilian took on Danilo before performing a roulette to get away from his man, with the ball coming off his heel to find Nketiah in the box before he scored.
Taking to Twitter, user Gunnersc0m said: ‘Assist of the season from Martinelli already!’
Gabriel Martinelli produced a fine bit of skill against Nottingham Forest to provide an assist
Bukayo Saka scored an incredible goal, turning onto his left foot to curl past Matt Turner
The Gunners are in cruise control against Nottingham Forest in their Premier League opener
This was supported by Bayo Amosun, who went one further and tipped Saka’s strike to be crowned as one of the goals of the season.
‘Shout for assist and goal of the season already by Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka,’ they wrote. ‘What a peach of a goal by Bukayo Saka. Take a bow son’.
Other fans are still in disbelief over the Gunners’ duo, with one user stating: ‘A reminder that Saka and Martinelli are 21 and 22 years old’.
Another Arsenal supporter suggested that Martinelli is one of the greatest players that they have ever seen feature for the Gunners.
They wrote: ‘Gabriel Martinelli is the best winger I’ve ever seen’.
Saka’s goal was an incredible strike, with the winger cutting in off the right to curl a shot into the top corner of the net.
The goal left new signing Kai Havertz in disbelief as he stood in the box with his hands on his head admiring the shot.
Chelsea fan CFCMod was full of praise for his rival’s winger as he made the bold claim: ‘Unbelievable man, Saka is easily the best right winger in the world. Don’t even think it’s close right now’.
A final user agreed with the above, stating that Saka could score from any angle on the football pitch.
Arsenal fans were full of priase for Martinelli and Saka after their first half performances
‘Saka’s finishing is absolutely incredible,’ they wrote.
‘I don’t think there is an angle he can’t score from’.
Mikel Arteta’s side have shown just how good they are against Nottingham Forest as they raced out of the blocks to take a two-goal lead.
This comes after Man City were comfortable victors against Burnley on Friday, coming away from Turf Moor with a 3-0 win.