- Arsenal are inching closer to signing Gabriel Martinelli
- The Brazilian is expected to bolster Arsenal's attackline next season
- The Ituano forward had a trial with Manchester United two years ago
Premier League giants, Arsenal, are closing in a deal to sign Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal have been monitoring the progress of the Ituano striker as the club's scouts have been providing constant updates for months now.
Interestingly, Martinelli had a trial with Manchester United two years ago but could not seal a deal with the Old Trafford dwellers.
According to a UK Metro report, several other top clubs including Barcelona are also interested in the services of the 17-year old.
Brazilian teams Flamengo, Cruzeiro and Santos are also understood to be pursuing the promising youngster.
Martinelli made his professional debut with Ituano in 2018 and has notched an impressive six goals for the Brazilian side.
Earlier, Legit.ng previously reported that an Arsenal fan has disagreed with several others, claiming Shkodran Mustafi is actually a better player than Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk.
Mustafi had endured a difficult season with the Gunners, with fans demanding the club to get rid of him in the summer due to his woeful performances.
However, one fan is unconvinced Mustafi is that worse after pulling together statistics to prove the 27-year old actually has a better record in the league than Van Dijk.
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