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Arsenal to complete deal for Brazil teen Gabriel

Arsenal have agreed to sign Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli on a long-term contract, the club have announced.

Gabriel, 18, joins from Ituano, where he made his debut in 2017 at the age of 16.

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He scored 10 goals in 34 appearances for the club and was named Best Newcomer in 2019 in the Campeonato Paulista.

Gabriel was called up to the Brazil national side for a training camp in May ahead of the Copa America and will join Arsenal's preseason once the deal is completed.

The Brazilian had been watched by Manchester United in 2017.

Meanwhile, a source has told ESPN FC that Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha would prefer a move to Arsenal over United during this transfer window.


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