Gabriel Martinelli signs new long-term contract with Arsenal
The 19-year-old Brazilian has been rewarded with a new deal at Arsenal after a promising first season with the Gunners.
Teenage striker Gabriel Martinelli has committed to Arsenal by signing a new long-term contract with the club. The 19-year-old joined the London club from Ituano in July last year and has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances in his first season in England.
New deals for Arsenal's Martinelli and Saka
Arsenal have rewarded the Brazil Under-23 international with a new deal two days after fellow teenager Bukayo Saka committed his future to the Premier League side. Martinelli will not play again this season after undergoing knee surgery, but Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta believes he has a bright future.
The coach said: "I am very happy that Gabi has signed a new contract with us. 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."
I am very happy to commit my future to this great Club and I would like to thank Arsenal and all the fans for this fantastic year. It is the first of many and I can’t wait to be back to play a part in the exciting seasons to come! “Play for the name on the front of the shirt and they’ll remember the name on the back.” @tonyadamsofficial Estou muito feliz e comprometido nos próximos anos com este grande clube. Gostaria de agradecer ao Arsenal e a todos os torcedores por esse ano fantástico. Espero ser o primeiro ano de muitos e mal posso esperar para poder voltar a jogar as próximas temporadas que estão por vir!
Martinelli posted on Instagram: "I am very happy to commit my future to this great club and I would like to thank Arsenal and all the fans for this fantastic year. It is the first of many and I can't wait to be back to play a part in the exciting seasons to come! Play for the name on the front of the shirt and they'll remember the name on the back.' @tonyadamsofficial."
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