The 18-year-old forward will join the North London side from São Paulo-based Ituano Futebol Clube on a long-term contract.
👋 Welcome to Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/czlXdHpkQs— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 2, 2019
As per communication from Arsenal's official website:
"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, the young forward scored 10 goals from his 34 appearances for the Sao Paulo-based club.
The 18-year-old’s development was also recently acknowledged by the Brazilian national team, with a call-up to the full squad for a training camp in May ahead of the Copa America.
Gabriel was voted as the 2019 Best Newcomer and also a member of the 2019 Team of the Year for the Campeonato Paulista - the football league for the state of Sao Paulo.
The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
Gabriel will shortly join up with his new teammates for pre-season training."
We will be working on a player profile for Arsenal's new Brazilian so watch this space!
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