Gabriel Martinelli signs new Arsenal contract

Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal
Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Gabriel Martinelli has committed his long-term future to Arsenal by signing a new contract

The Brazilian teenager was signed last summer as a virtual unknown from Ituano for just £3.5million but has enjoyed a stellar breakthrough season.

Martinelli scored 10 goals in all competitions before his campaign was ended by a knee injury which will rule him out for the foreseeable future.

The 18-year-old’s performances had already alerted the attentions of several major European clubs but the versatile forward’s immediate future lies in north London where he likely to play a central role in Mikel Arteta’s ongoing rebuilding project.

‘I am very happy that Gabi has signed a new contract with us,’ said the Arsenal manager.

‘He is a very talented young player and he has impressed us with his performances, attitude and work-rate. We are looking forward to getting him back to full fitness and to watching his development at our club.’

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