Arsenal: Gabriel Martinelli welcomes new signing Marquinhos to club as Brazilian follows in his footsteps

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Gabriel Martinelli welcomed Arsenal’s new signing Marquinhos to the club as the Brazilian youngster follows in his footsteps.

There are some remarkable similarities between the two attackers as Martinelli, 20, arrived in 2019 a little-known striker from South American side Ituano.

On Monday, the Gunners confirmed Marquinhos’ capture from Sao Paulo for a £3million fee.

Following the news, Martinelli posted on Instagram: “Welcome brother, we are together.”

Marquinhos, 19, sent a tribute to the area of Brazil he grew up in with a clip on his social media.

“I will never stop being MADE IN COTIA,” he wrote.

Arsenal technical director Edu revealed after the deal was done that Marquinhos had been a long-term target for the Gunners, with the player set to push for a role in Mikel Arteta’s first-team during pre-season.

He said: “At 19, he is still very young, so he is a player for the future. We look forward to Marquinhos now joining us for pre-season, making his new home, and continuing to grow and develop with us.”

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