Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli has signed for the club.
The 18 year has long been tipped to become a Gunner this summer, and it’s now official as he joins from Ituano Futebol Clube having signed a long-term contract with the club.
The young Brazilian is an exciting forward and will take a full part in pre-season and travel on the US tour.
Quite how much he’s going to be involved in the first team next season remains to be seen, but let’s hope he can make some kind of impact.
With a heavy focus on youth next season widely expected to be part of the club’s rebuilding strategy, he may well feature quite regularly, depending on how well he adapts to life in England.
It’s about time we got started in the market, and Let’s hope that this is the first of many signings this summer.
Welcome to Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli.