Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazillian prodigy Gabriel Martinelli for an undisclosed fee. The teenage striker became the first Arsenal signing to be unveiled in the Arsenal new Adidas kit in what is the first transfer of the season for the Gunners.
Arsenal fans would be delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the Brazilian who impressed for Ituano in the state championships in Brazil.
According to reports the Gunners paid a transfer fee of around £6 million for his services.
Martinelli is considered a pacy and skillful footballer with an eye for goal. The 18-year-old models his game after Cristiano Ronaldo and it would be interesting to see how he copes in the EPL.
Arsenal are known for their policy of signing young players although this had been abandoned towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign.
However the club lack of funds this season means that there is little money to spend on big name signings. Arsenal have had mixed record for young forwards with the likes of NiklasBendtner and Carlos Vela failing to impress. While Robin Van Persie can be considered as a success for the club.
Martinelli would be looking to follow the steps of quality forwards that have played for the London club over the years.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly close to completing deals for Celtic ace Kieran Tierney and Saint Etienne star William Saliba in the coming days.
Head coach Unai Emery is thought to be pushing for more signings as he looks to bolster the team ahead of next season.