David Ornstein reports this evening that Gabriel Martinelli has agreed a new four and half year deal with Arsenal.
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Martinelli has agreed a new 4.5yr contract at Arsenal. Previous terms ran to 2024 & #AFC had 2yr option. Fresh deal in process of being finalised for 21yo Brazil attacker to extend at Emirates Stadium until summer 2027 @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/LTwKPnePrJ
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 27, 2023
The 21 year old spoke last year about his desire to stay in North London, saying he only needed a pen.
However, his advisors were probably keen for him to be paid more than that, and discussions have been ongoing since. It now appears agreement has been found, ahead of an official announcement soon, reflecting his increased importance to the team since he became a first team fixture last season.
Martinelli joined the Gunners in the summer of 2019 from Ituano, and since then he has made 110 first team appearances, scoring 25 goals and making 16 assists. This season he has 7 goals and 3 assists to his name.
Hopefully this is the first of a number of new deals announced as Arsenal ride high in the Premier League. The club continue to hold discussions with Bukayo Saka and William Saliba, there has been talk of new terms for Aaron Ramsdale too.
Martinelli will fellow Brazilian Gabriel who put pen to paper on a new deal late last year.
Turns out he had a blue BIC in the bottom of his boot bag the whole time.
And to think they turned London Colney upside down for months looking for one.
You couldn’t make it up.
Oh yes. You could.
Rumour has it he used Herbert’s quill and inkwell
IT’S A GREAT DAY
Bono’s working title.
But it just didn’t scan.
THATS FUCKIN EXCELLENT!
Saliba and Saka sign da ting now
I honestly think there’s not much to worry about with these 2. I think they’ll sign, and it will probably happen during the summer.
Any sensible agent would wait until then. A lot easier to demand more money for your client, if they’re dealing with a Champions league player and a (potential) Premier League winner
Pen found !!! Nice !!! Super excited for this young group
Well deserved but only 1 year extension?
Yes exactly, don’t get this. Why didn’t arsenal get him to commit for 2 more years compared to the current deal since he would be earning 2-3x of his last salary. Maybe Arsenal has 1 or 2 year extention option over this that can be triggered later on.
Yes, but on improved terms, therefore less likely to leave.
If he had stayed on his current deal, we would have to look to sell before the thought of losing him on a free could even be a possibility
Yes! Excellent news . Now on to the rest of the gang with the magic pen .😁
Great news and a big boost. Hopefully, it will encourage Saka and particularly Saliba (as he hasn’t really said much one way or the other) to make it three out of three.
I think martinelli had to be done before saka as that will be the bigger contract. Just my 2 cents
Yes, you’re probably right. I’m not too concerned about Saka as I suspect he’ll sign up soon. Saliba may prove the most tricky – although I believe he’ll sign as well. Getting all three will send out a big signal about the momentum of the Arteta/Edu “project”.
Thank the fucking lord
Fantastic news! We keep moving forward. Saka and Saliba next 👍
Best signing this window!
Fuck Yeah! My son’s favorite player!
Well done and thank you.
And he scores tonight
I am happy about this
Read that as 45 years and thought we were doing some sort of dodgy accounting like Chelsea!
Great but if business, Saka and Saliba now please Edu
He finally found a pen!!!
No surprises, but such a relief after all these months. I think he’s been playing with the handbrake on since the WC and the contract debacle was taking its toll. Hopefully with that out of the way he’ll get back to his best.
Think his role is different since the world cup and is affected by Jesus not being in the team. Martinelli is now asked to stay high and wide on the left with only xhaka to combine with as zinchenko inverts and roams (no triangle). Nketiah stays more central and the right pod is usually saka nketiah odegaard. Stats don’t tell the whole story but take a look at martinellis stats from the United game where most thought he was poor.
Never in doubt but still great news.
Glad to see many first starters are being rested – the FA Cup is good but we have bigger fish to fry
The EPL title is ours.
That is great news!! And I hope the club is sensible in deciding salaries and contracts, we do not want another Auba or Ozil situation in future. That said, I also hope whenever we need to sell we sell on our terms not by compulsion.
With players like Martinelli, you NEVER think about selling them, EVER.
You hope to God that they stay Arsenal players for their whole fucking careers – and these current youngsters have their testimonials wearing our red and white
I want to see Martinelli, Saka, ESR, Odegaard, Saliba, White and Ramsdale at this club for at least the next six to eight years and Partey, Xhaka, Jesus and Zinchenko for at least the next two to four, where applicable.
These guys are fucking winners; GOLD. You hang on to them for as long as you can.
This an odd one. We only seemed to have gained 1 extra year in this contract. The old one ran to 2024 with a 2 year option the club could trigger.
And piss off, Klopp.
Fuckin excellent. He’s exploded in the last two seasons. He is really fulfilling his potential. The sky’s the limit for this one. So happy he’s ours. Hopefully that encourages Saliba and Saka to follow suit soon.