FILE - Gabriel Martinelli is the latest Arsenal youngster to sign a new long-term contract at the Premier League club. Photo: David Klein/Reuters
FILE - Gabriel Martinelli is the latest Arsenal youngster to sign a new long-term contract at the Premier League club. Photo: David Klein/Reuters

Arsenal forward Martinelli signs new long-term deal

By Ken Ferris Time of article published Jul 4, 2020

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LONDON – Arsenal’s Brazil Under-23 striker Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract at the Premier League club.

The news comes 48 hours after fellow teenager Bukayo Saka, 18, also agreed a new long-term deal with the Gunners.

The 19-year-old Martinelli – who penned his new contract exactly a year after joining Arsenal – has scored 10 goals in 26 games for the club since moving from Brazilian side Ituano last year.

He has been sidelined for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in training which required surgery.

"I am very happy that Gabi has signed a new contract with us," manager Mikel Arteta told the club website here "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.”

Martinelli is the first teenager to score 10 goals in a season for Arsenal since Nicolas Anelka over 20 years ago.

Reuters

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