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Martin Keown insists Mikel Arteta can't take 'great talent' Gabriel Martinelli out of his starting XI after goal in win over Sheffield United... as Arsenal legend says Brazilian was a 'snip' amid expensive failures at the Emirates

Martin Keown has lavished praise on Arsenal starlet and 'great talent' Gabriel Martinelli and insisted that boss Mikel Arteta has to keep him in the starting XI following his goal against Sheffield United.

The Brazilian scored his first Gunners goal for 15 months in Arsenal's 3-0 away victory over the Blades on Sunday, and sparkled throughout a match in which glimpses were viewed of the promise of Arteta's project.

Despite his lengthy absence, Keown believes Martinelli has already proved he is worth the £6million Arsenal paid for him in 2019, and pointed out the low price tag compared to some of the Gunners' other transfer exploits.