Gabriel Martinelli ‘very happy’ at Arsenal as Brazilian confirms desire to sign new contract

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Gabriel Martinelli has reaffirmed his desire to sign a new contract at Arsenal.

The forward is currently into the final two years of his current deal, although Arsenal have the option to extend it to 2026.

Martinelli has been linked with likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid, however Arsenal are in talks to tie him down to fresh terms.

And asked what the latest was on his contract, Martinelli said: “I am very happy at Arsenal. I’ve said it many times.

“This is my club. I love to be here, I love the city, I love the club. I love everything about Arsenal so I want to stay. I just need to get a pen. I want to score, score in the next game and help my team do well.

“When I knew Arsenal wanted to buy me it was one of the happiest days of my life. Every player who has the opportunity to play for Arsenal will try to play his best.”

Martinelli has impressed for Arsenal this season, scoring five goals, and he is dreaming of going to the World Cup with Brazil this month.

“We talk about it a lot,” said Martinelli. “Of course all of us want to be there in the squad and to play at the World Cup. All we can do is work hard here at Arsenal and try our best to be on the list.

“First of all I want to be there on the list. And of course I want Brazil to win it. Everyone in Brazil loves football.”