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Young Brazilian striker – Gabriel Teodoro Martinelli Silva is delighted to sign a new “long-term” contract after impressing in his first season at Emirates Stadium.

“I am very happy to commit myself to this great club and I would like to thank Arsenal and all the fans for this fantastic year,” the Brazilian wrote on his Twitter handle.

“It is the first of many and I can’t wait to be back to play a part in the exciting seasons to come.

“Play for the name on the front of the shirt and they’ll remember the name on the back.”

According to our source, the 19year old Martinelli has committed himself to a four year contract.

Head coach of the club – Mikel Arteta has also spoken about the qualities of the Brazilian prodigy.

“I am very happy that Gabi has signed a new contract with us.

“He is a very talented young player and he has impressed us with his performances, attitude and work-rate.

“We are looking forward to getting him back to full fitness and to watching his development at our club.”

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