Arsenal supervisor, Mikel Arteta, has instructed Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Tierney have to work on their connection down the left flank.
Arteta was talking after Martinelli was awarded man of the match, following their 2-zero win at Newcastle on Sunday.
In line with the Spaniard, Martinelli’s efficiency was aided by Granit Xhaka’s presence at left-again.
Mohammed Elneny gave the Gunners an early lead, earlier than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 2-zero within the second half.
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 staff has coincided with the absence of left-again 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 typically has been all the way down to a scarcity of connection and relationship between him and his Scottish teammate.
“I feel having Granit behind him helps him in a manner 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 just a little bit completely different. These relationships we have now to really feel,” Arteta stated.