Arsenal forward Martinelli signs new long-term deal



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

The news comes 48 hours after a fellow teenager, Bukayo Saka, 18, also agreed a new long-term deal 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 very that Gabi has signed a new contract us.

“He is a very talented young player and he has impressed us his performances, attitude and work-rate.

are looking getting him back full fitness and watching his development club,’’ Manager Mikel Arteta told the club website

Martinelli is the first teenager score 10 goals in a season for Arsenal since Nicolas Anelka over 20 ago. (Reuters/NAN)