The strike against Chelsea was Martinelli’s third goal in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘She said: “Go for it!” So I had that celebration in my head if I scored and it wasn’t to do with seeing that guy doing it.‘I already had it in my head that I was going to do it.’The 18-year-old Martinelli has quickly marked himself out as a huge prospect for the future, ever since his cameo against Newcastle in the Premier League on the opening day of the season, and has scored 10 goals in all competitions in 26 appearances, as well as laying on four assists.MORE: Man Utd star Paul Pogba supported Arsenal and idolised Thierry HenryMORE: Real Madrid make decision over Luka Jovic’s future amid Arsenal interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Fans thought Martinelli had copied a supporter in the crowd (Picture: BT Sport)However, Martinelli will have disappointed that particularly fan after revealing that he had not even seen the supporter at all and had decided to mimic Mbappe the night before the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked why he folded his arms, Martinelli explained in a Q&A on Arsenal’s official website: ‘Many people think I looked at the fans and saw a guy with his arms crossed, but I didn’t.‘When I celebrated after scoring, I didn’t notice him doing that.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I already had the idea of celebrating like that if I scored. It was funny because I’d said to my mother the night before that I was going to score.‘She was making dinner and I was in the kitchen with her and my father and I said to her that I was going to score and asked what she thought about celebrating like that. Advertisement The Brazilian helped 10-man Arsenal get a point at Stamford Bridge (Pictures: BT Sport / Getty)Gabriel Martinelli has quashed an Arsenal fan theory that his brilliant celebration against Chelsea was inspired by a supporter in the away end and says he dreamt it up the night before with his mum.The Brazilian youngster, who has enjoyed a remarkable debut season at the north London club since joining from Ituano, scored a stunning solo effort to level the scores as 10-man Arsenal drew 2-2 in a thrilling match at Stamford Bridge in January.Eagle-eyed fans thought Martinelli’s Kylian Mbappe-style folded arms pose had been prompted by a supporter who did the exact same thing just seconds beforehand. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Apr 2020 12:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.1kShares Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli finally explains his ‘Kylian Mbappe’ celebration vs Chelsea Advertisement
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Last Updated: 15th October, 2019 23:32 IST WC Silver Is A Tight Slap On My Detractors’ Face: Manju Rani Women’s World Boxing Championship silver medal winner Manju Rani talks about her struggles and missions during an exclusive interview to RepublicTV on Tuesday. COMMENT LIVE TV Fire in her eyes refusing to douse, as the ignition is, from her within. She was on a roll winning bouts after bouts shrugging off big names with utter disdain. Now, she is on a mission to prove herself right and her detractors wrong. “No one gave me a chance. No one thought I would win. No one used to give me any value any respect. I was ridiculed and humiliated. People used to say Iss Ladki main Dum Nahi hai (This girl does not have enough power). Now, what will they say? My medal is a tight slap on their face. I have proved that I am a champion,” Manju Rani told Republic TV in an exclusive interview on Tuesday after returning from the World Championship. Manju Rani’s brilliant debut campaign in 48kg at the Women’s World Boxing Championships culminated in a silver medal.On her struggleRecalling her struggle and ordeal, Manju said: “All those memories are coming before my eyes. At times no food to eat. No electricity. No water. I had to go through extreme poverty. I did not have gloves and shoes to wear. I practised bare-footed and borrowed gloves from others. I was not allowed entry into many coaching centres and district and state tournaments. I was a victim of dirty politics. We had to shift places. We moved to Punjab from Haryana. I had to struggle a lot.”Read: Manju Rani rewrites history with a silver on World Championship debutCoach Sube Singh Beniwal’s commentManju’s coach Sube Singh Beniwal had told Republic TV on Sunday: ‘Its an unbelievable story of struggle, strength, commitment and talent. I spotted her at the age of 12 when she used to box for fun. I knew that I was seeing something special.and this child was destined for glory. I trained her and then Politics in sports was trying to sabotage everything. We shifted her to participate from Punjab and in no time she became the state and then national champion but even I did not think she would achieve this in her very first World Championship.” And this is just beginning. Manju Rani, who made history by becoming the first Indian since MC Mary Kom to win a silver medal in her maiden World Boxing Championship, said that she was not losing her sleep over it and only thinking about the future ahead.Read: Mary Kom forced to “settle” for bronze, Manju Rani reaches WC finalManju Rani’s spirit during the tournamentThe Haryana girl was fantastic throughout the tournament. Showing no nerves in her maiden appearance at this elite tournament, she refused to be intimidated by the bigger names of the sport. Her spirit and zeal were evident in ample amounts when the Strandja Cup silver medallist pulled off a stunning upset win over the top seed Kim Hyang of North Korea in the quarter-finals. She took that confidence into the semis and avenged her Thailand Open semi-final defeat to former World Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand.Read: Manju Rani enters quarters, Bamboriya loses in WCAbout Manju RaniIn January this year, her journey for glory began when she won the national championship in Vijaynagar in her maiden effort followed by a silver medal in the 70th Strandia Memorial in Sofia and then back to back bronze medals in India Open and Thailand Open. After her heroics in World Championship, her Olympic dream will mean a change in not just intensity but weight category as well as unfortunately, Manju won’t be able to participate in 2020 Tokyo Games as 48 kg is no longer an Olympic medal category. But she is already planning for the 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.Read: Manju Rani, Jamuna Boro assure two more medals in World Championship 10 months ago Manju Rani rewrites history with a silver on World Championship debut FOLLOW US First Published: 15th October, 2019 23:32 IST 10 months ago Manju Rani, Jamuna Boro assure two more medals in World Championship WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Mary Kom forced to “settle” for bronze, Manju Rani reaches WC final Written By Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. 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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will play the 2020 NFL season on a one-year exclusive franchise tender after he and the team failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract by Wednesday’s deadline.Prescott had already signed his tender offer and will earn approximately $31.4 million for the upcoming season before becoming an unrestricted free agent, unless the Cowboys opt to again place the franchise tag on him, a move that would count over $37 million toward the 2021 salary cap. The two-time Pro Bowl selection is one of 10 players who have signed their franchise tenders but were unable to come to terms on multiyear contracts with their respective teams. Two others, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, have yet to sign their offers.IYER: Titans appear to get a good deal on HenryThe Titans were able to agree to a reported four-year, $50 million contract with 2019 NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry just prior to the deadline, while the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs locked up defensive lineman Chris Jones with a four-year, $85 million deal on Tuesday.Along with Prescott, Buccaneers pass-rusher Shaq Barrett, Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree, Vikings safety Anthony Harris, Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, Ravens pass rusher Matthew Judon, Washington guard Brandon Scherff, Broncos safety Justin Simmons, Patriots guard Joe Thuney and Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams will play under the franchise tag in 2020.Ngakoue has publicly declared his intention to no longer play for the Jaguars and has requested a trade, though the team has yet to find a suitable offer for the standout edge rusher.MORE: NASCAR champion/Eagles fan assesses Prescott’s playNFL.com reported Wednesday that Prescott received a multiyear offer from the Cowboys shortly before the deadline that would have paid him between $33 million and $35 million annually and included over $100 million in guaranteed money. Further reporting said an agreement could not be reached in time. Prescott, 26, is coming off a stellar 2019 season in which he established career highs with 4,902 passing yards and 30 touchdown passes while directing the NFL’s top-ranked offense in terms of total yards per game.Negotiations between the Cowboys and Prescott were likely impacted by the recent 10-year, $450 million extension the Chiefs gave to 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes that reset the top end of the quarterback pay scale.Judon is currently slated to earn the second-highest salary among the group unable to land multiyear deals after he and the Ravens agreed to a $16.808 million offer, a compromise between the tender rate for a defensive end and linebacker. Barrett, Dupree and Williams have filed grievances arguing they should be designated as defensive ends, which carries a higher tender value than linebackers or defensive tackles.