Gabriel Martinelli’s wages to increase from £10000 to £30000
Arsenal has decided to hand Gabriel Martinelli an exceptionally large new contract by the end of the ongoing season. The Gunners are looking to treble Martinelli’s wages in a bid to ward off interest from Real Madrid.
Martinelli’s impacts have certainly been a huge one since he moved from Sao Paulo. With 21 appearances, the 18-year-old has found the net 10 times, registering himself as one of the league’s best youngsters. Above all, Martinelli’s performance has been very impressive, to say the least.
Proving his worth
In what can be termed a largely miserable season for Arsenal, Martinelli is proving himself a standout for the club. His stellar performances in every game played so far stand the youngster out as one who has come to stay.
Martinelli’s first spark of brilliance came when he scored a brace against Nottingham Forest late last year. Subsequently, he repeated the same against Standard Liege, closely followed with another against Liverpool. However, none of these was in a Premier League match, as he just couldn’t break into the first team.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s suspension has seen Martinelli start Arsenal’s last two matches, and the Brazilian has not disappointed. With the way he has eased into the team play, Martinelli has ensured no one misses Aubameyang. Also, his attitude on and off the pitch has truly impressed Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Martinelli produced an exceptional breakaway goal on Tuesday during Arsenal’s 10-man comeback at the Stamford Bridge. In a show of high-class pace, composure, and awareness, the 18-year-old scored a stunning equalizer against the Blues.
The youngster has somehow found a way to breathe fresh optimism into Arsenal’s ailing atmosphere. Notably, his 10 goals in all competitions already rank him alongside the likes of Nicholas Anelka.
It really is not surprising to see Arsenal making moves to fend off Real Madrid who are slowly circling Martinelli. According to reports, discussions are already underway for a rise in the striker’s wages from £10,000-a-week to £30,000-a-week.