Full name: Gabriel Teodoro Martinelli Silva
He currently earns around £30,000-per-week or £1,560,000-per-year. Martinelli wears the number 35 shirt for Arsenal.
Martinelli, of course, was already under contract with the club for the long term. He only joined in the summer of 2019, and, depending on which source you believe, either had a contract to 2023 or 2024.
His new deal reportedly takes him to 2024, with a club option to extend to 2025.
That make it the joint longest contract at Arsenal right along with seven others who joined Martinelli in being contracted until 2024 (Cedric Soares, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, William Saliba).
When he first arrived, he signed a deal worth a reported £10kpw but Arsenal are believed to have upped that to around £30kpw, the same as they offered Bukayo Saka, although his pay increase was significantly more than Martinelli’s in terms of what he was on before.
Back in January, it was reported that Arsenal wanted to triple Martinelli’s wages to fend off interest from other clubs including Real Madrid, and it seems that’s exactly what they’ve done.
The young forward is currently sidelined with a knee injury that has ended his 19/20 season far too early.
Before that, he had scored 10 goals, with four assists, in just 1,463 minutes. That’s a goal every 146 minutes (Aubameyang scores every 143) and a direct goal involvement every 104.5 minutes.
For Auba, his DGI rate is 131.4.
Not bad for a teenager who arrived as ‘one for the future’.