'Super young': Fabrizio Romano says 19-year-old Arsenal prospect is really impressing in first-team training
Marquinhos made the switch from Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo over the summer and has made just one appearance in the Premier League so far.
The 19-year-old has been used in the Europa League by Mikel Arteta and has made three appearances in the competition.
The Evening Standard claimed yesterday that the Gunners are thinking about loaning the talented winger out.
Now, Romano claims that Arsenal have not yet made a decision over the youngster, but he has been impressing in training.
Marquinhos impressing in training
Writing in his daily briefing for Caught Offside’s Substack, Romano revealed that Marquinhos is working really hard at London Colney.
“With regards to a possible loan in January, Arsenal have not decided on Marquinhos yet,” Romano said.
“I think it’s normal to discuss new winger and not to consider Marquinhos ready yet as he’s super young, he just spent few months in England and so he needs to adapt, improve and then become important part of the first team in the future.
“For sure they’re really happy with Marquinhos and his approach also in training.”
Marquinhos faces stiff competition for a place in the Gunners side, with Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Jesus performing excellently.
The Brazilian will need time to adapt to English football but he’s made a positive start and is clearly impressing people at the club.
At just 19, Marquinhos has plenty of time to develop into a top player and if Arsenal do decide to send him out on loan, he will only benefit from gaining first-team experience.
Arteta will undoubtedly be mindful of his options in the attacking roles though, with Arsenal looking slightly light in terms of depth across the front-three.
Marquinhos will be hoping to get another chance to impress tonight as the Gunners face Brighton in the third round of the League Cup.
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