Arsenal start new contract talks with ‘incredible’ player

Arsenal have opened contract talks with Gabriel Martinelli, according to AP journalist Mark Mann-Bryans.

The Gunners striker has become an indispensable player for Mikel Arteta over the past year.

Arsenal signed the talented Brazilian from Ituano when he was just 18 years old.

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He came in and quickly took the English game by storm.

Martinelli registered 10 goals and four assists in just 15 starts in all competitions in his debut campaign.

After his superb first season at Arsenal, Martinelli then fell outside of the regular starting picture for a while.

But in November, the 21-year-old came off the bench against Newcastle, scored and hasn’t looked back since.

Martinelli has played the full 90 minutes in both of Arsenal’s Premier League games this season, scoring twice.

The ‘incredible’ talent’s last contract extension was in July 2020.

However, it looks like another could be on the cards soon.

Mann-Bryans wrote about Twitter“Understand that contract talks with Gabriel Martinelli have recently opened.

“It should be in much better conditions.

“It would be seen as a reward for his fine form given that he still has plenty of time to execute the current deal and the club already have the option to extend for a year.”

Arsenal are spurred on by the fact that Martinelli wants to stay at the Emirates for a long time – possibly his entire career.

Earlier this year, Martinelli told ESPN Brasil, via the Daily Mail: “If I can, I will stay here all my life.

“I want to conquer things, like I said, I want to stay here and win titles, with these wonderful fans, my teammates.”

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