So you might have heard of Arsenal’s new signing- Gabriel Martinelli but how well do we know him?
As the first summer signing for the Gunners, the 18-year-old from Brazilian side Ituano Futebol Clube, has been in impressive form in the past season.
Martinelli scored six goals in 14 games for Ituano in Brazil’s Serie D last season. He is also likely to challenge for a place in Arsenal’s under-23 side initially. A Gunners statement read: “Gabriel has made rapid progress during his short time at Ituano.
Since making his debut in November 2017 aged just 16 years and nine months, Martinelli scored 10 goals from his 34 appearances for the Sao Paulo-based club.
Recently acknowledged by the Brazilian national team, he was braced with a call-up to the full squad for a training camp in May ahead of the Copa America. Brazil, who are currently at the tournament’s final.
Martinelli added: “It is a dream since I was a child and also my family’s dream for me to be playing in Europe and playing for a big team like Arsenal. I am going to take this opportunity.”