TRANSFER REPORT: Arsenal unveil first summer signing
EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/07/2019
Arsenal unveiled first summer signing of Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano Futebol Clube for an undisclosed fee.The 18-year-old forward scored 10 goals in 34 appearances for the Sao Paulo-based club which led to a call-up to the full Brazil squad for a training camp in May ahead of Copa America.Gabriel signed a long-term deal with the Gunners and he will be part of Arsenal’s pre-season plans and could feature during their tour of the United States this summer.
👋 Welcome to Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/czlXdHpkQs— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 2, 2019
"I model my game on Cristiano Ronaldo, he is a player who works hard, pushing himself to the next level,’ Gabriel told Arsenal’s official website."Always in the run for titles and individual trophies."It is a dream since I was a child and also my family’s dream for me to be playing in Europe and playing for a big team like Arsenal. I am going to take this opportunity. "I am a player who gives his all at all times, I play as a team and always looking to win games and win trophies.’