New Arsenal signing impresses in friendly.
A low price tag and young age means little is expected of Gabriel Martinelli at Arsenal this season.
He could become their secret weapon and start making a name for himself immediately.
Martinelli was in action last night for Arsenal in a friendly with Angers.
Arsenal won the game on penalties, with Martinelli looking impressive.
The 18-year-old Brazilian cost Arsenal just £6 million.
His addition has been overshadowed by the incoming deal for Lille's Nicolas Pepe, at more than 10 times the price.
Martinelli could end up looking excellent value for money, regardless of how Pepe does.
In pre-season he has not looked daunted, getting on the scoresheet on his debut, and last night linking up well with goalscorer Reiss Nelson.
It's early days, but Martinelli's pre-season performances are encouraging.
Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...
Martinelli's hunger and work ethic is something to behold. He clearly has talent, but what sets him apart is his hardwork on the pitch. HE WANTS IT. & Because of that, he'll make it at Arsenal. Reminiscent of CR7's grind & dedication. #AFC— Doug (@DougTheGooner) July 31, 2019
Martinelli had a great match. Immense work rate. Had a much better performance than Nelson. #AFC— Sajid_AFC (@rabbyx7xafc) July 31, 2019
Martinelli looks very promising. I hope he gets to fulfill his potential at Arsenal. #AFC— Kinyanjui David (@Nyaassh_) July 31, 2019
Martinelli is ready to play in the first team squad, I have no doubt whatsoever. Starboy. #afc— Ryan (@_RyanAFC) July 31, 2019
Know it's only pre season but I would definitely have Martinelli ahead of any of the other young forwards. Looks the most comfortable. #AFC— UpTheArse3 (@UpTheArse3) July 31, 2019
Martinelli is a super talent, unbelievable for someone who has only just turned 18. He’s moved from the fourth tier of Brazilian football, it’s an incredible story. Wonderkid. #afc— Ryan (@_RyanAFC) July 31, 2019
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