Fabrizio Romano shares an update on contract talks between Arsenal and Gabriel Marinelli
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Fabrizio Romano shares an update on contract talks between Arsenal and Gabriel Marinelli

Arsenal are trying very hard to extend Gabriel Martinelli‘s contract, and Fabrizio Romano now has an update on the situation.

The young Brazilian joined the Gunners from Ituano for just £6 million in 2019 (Goal). He hit the ground running in Arsenal’s colours and is now one of their most important players.

The North London club’s supporters are desperate to see him pen a new deal, and Romano has some positive news.

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Fabrizio Romano shares an update on contract talks between Arsenal and Gabriel Marinelli

Martinelli’s rise to fame has been remarkable.

The youngster was rejected by Barcelona and Manchester United a few years ago, and his career looked like it was heading nowhere. However, Arsenal took a chance on him in 2019, and that changed his life.

Martinelli has been very good for the Gunners over the last three years, but he has taken his game to a whole new level this season. He is one of the first names on Mikel Arteta’s team sheet, and it’s no secret at all that Arsenal are really keen to tie him down to a new deal.

Romano has shared an update on the negotiations and he has some amazing news for Gunners fans on Christmas day. The journalist revealed that talks are progressing positively and we’re ‘getting closer’ to an agreement.

He said on Twitter: “Negotiations between Gabriel Martinelli and Arsenal on a new long-term deal are progressing to the final stages. It’s not done or fully agreed yet, also nothing signed – but it’s getting closer.”

Martinelli’s current contract expires in the summer of 2024, but Arsenal have the option to extend that by two more years (The Athletic).

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That is some amazing news for Arsenal fans, who now have more reason to celebrate on Christmas day.

The Gunners are currently on top of the Premier League table – five points clear of Manchester City – and Martinelli’s incredible performances on the left wing is one of the biggest reasons why they are there.

The youngster has been almost unplayable at times. His pace and dribbling have tormented opposition defenders this term, and if he continues to perform in the same way in the second half of the season, Arsenal could achieve something really special.

The Gunners take on West Ham United on Boxing Day and Martinelli is almost guaranteed to start.

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