Monday 19 August 2019

Arsenal sign teenage Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli in £6m deal

New Arsenal signing Gabriel Martinelli
New Arsenal signing Gabriel Martinelli

Rohith Nair

Arsenal have signed Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano on a long-term deal.

The 18-year-old, who can play as a second striker or a winger, was signed for a fee in the region of £6million.

"Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli is joining us from Ituano Futebol Clube on a long-term contract," Arsenal said in a statement on their website.

"The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."

The teenager was called up by Brazil manager Tite in May for a training camp ahead of the Copa America but did not make the cut for the final 23-man squad.

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