Gabriel Martinelli says he would sign yet another contract extension with Arsenal if they offered him one, as he is already in love with the club.
Gabriel Martinelli signed a contract extension with Arsenal earlier this summer, a deal which could take him all the way to 2025. Technically, it only lasts until 2024 initially, but the club have an option for a further year.
“I have just signed a five-year contract here and I will stay five years here,” Martinelli began. “If they renew with me again, I will stay at this club. I love, love this club. I dream of winning the league and the Champions League here.
“Arteta is the boss. I am trying to follow his path in being an idol at the club, winning trophies and being captain.”
Unfortunately, Martinelli is currently out with a knee injury that required surgery. He’s aiming to return this calendar year, but it’s unlikely to be anytime soon. For now, the 19-year-old will just have to watch on from the sidelines.
The Brazilian u23 international scored 10 goals and assisted four in his debut campaign in England. He also set up a goal for Alexandre Lacazette against Southampton, but a deflection on the cross robbed him of the official assist.
That’s an impressive return, particularly as he only started 15 games, coming off the bench in a further 11. If can return in similar form, there’s no doubt Arsenal will be offering him improved contracts in the coming years.