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Martinelli signs new long-term contract at Arsenal

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Gabriel Martinelli celebrates his goal against Standard Liege

Teenage striker Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. The 19-year-old joined the London club from Ituano last July and has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances in his first season in England.

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.

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Martinelli will not play again this season after undergoing knee surgery, but Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta believes he has a bright future.

Arteta 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 watching his development at our club.”

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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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