When Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring for Arsenal against Nottingham Forest before capping off his evening by spanking the fifth and final goal into the top corner, he became the eighth Brazilian to score for the club, but can you name the other seven?
Still only 18, Gabriel Martinelli delighted on his first start for the club, grabbing a brace and generally torturing the Forest backline. He then followed that up with another brace, and an assist, against Standard Liege in the Europa League.
He enters an exclusive club of Brazilians who have played and scored for the club and, given what we saw from him in the League Cup, we can expect the man from Guarulhos to top this chart before he’s of legal age to drink in the States.
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Alexis Sanchez (L) of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side’s second goal with his team mate Gabriel (R) during the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
7. Andre Santos – 3
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Andre Santos of Arsenal scores Arsenal’s second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
6. Gabriel Martinelli – 4
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
5. Sylvinho – 5
22 Nov 2000: Silvinho of Arsenal celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Spartak Moscow v Arsenal Champions League match at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia. Digital Image. Credit: Ross Kinnaird/ALLSPORT
4. Julio Baptista – 10
London, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal’s Julio Baptista (C) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal, alongside team mate Cesc Fabregas (L) whilst Fulham’s Liam Rosenior (R) watches during the English Premiership match between Arsenal and Fulham, at the Emirates Stadium, London , 29 April 2007. AFP PHOTO/CHRIS YOUNG
3. Denilson – 11
Arsenal’s Brazilian midfielder Denilson (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner (2nd L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates stadium, north London on March 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK
2. Edu – 15
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal’s Sylvain Wiltord (L) jumps on teammate Edu (R) after he scored the opening goal against Grimsby Town’s in The Worthington Cup 4th round match at Highbury in London 27 November 2001. AFP PHOTO Adrian DENNIS
1. Gilberto – 24
London, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal’s Brazilian captain Gilberto Silva celebrates scoring his side’s third goal from the penalty spot, during the English Premiership match between Arsenal and Fulham, at the Emirates Stadium, London 29 April 2007. AFP PHOTO/CHRIS YOUNG
This article was first published on 25 September and has been updated to reflect Gabriel Martinelli’s latest appearance and goal scoring exploits.