Arsenal’s newest signing Gabriel Martinelli got his first outing during the tour of the United States.
The £6m recruit from Ituano got off to the perfect start when he chested a cross in from Dominic Thompson to seal a 3-0 friendly win against Colorado Rapids.
Supporters on Twitter were very happy with Martinelli’s first contribution for the Gunners:
Better than Pelé
— Lil Intro Vert▫️ (@matsusp12) 16 July 2019
Can we just scrap the senior team this season and push forward with the youngsters, Sir Alex won his first prem title with his academy graduates, Barcelona became one of the best teams in history off their academy graduates, what do we hv to lose at this point really.
— Joemo Gooner (@JoemoDennis) 16 July 2019
Better than Neymar u kno. Get Neymar in so that he can clean Gabriel boots
— Pranov Suresh (@PranovSuresh) 16 July 2019
Man dropped a gun lean with his shoulder to score. Too much 🇧🇷 sauce.
— Arsenal Centro (@ArsenalCentro) 16 July 2019
Great talent 🙌🙌🙌
— 𝕽²⁴ (@riessnelson) 16 July 2019
— Gagandeep singh (@Gagandeeps_5) 16 July 2019
Dude was solid all night. Best player on the pitch for most of the game. Excited to see how he contributes this year!
— Travis Ross (@rossomeness) 16 July 2019
— existence is futile (@MustafaJaun) 16 July 2019
star in the making !🔥
— goodguy_gooner (@Kanishqq) 16 July 2019
— Leahsnel (@leahsnl) 16 July 2019
With new technical director Edu reportedly having been behind the Brazilian ace’s signing, it appears that at first glance, he has made a decent decision in bringing the 18-year-old in.
Fans will be hoping for many more signings over the coming weeks, though, with the likes of Gremio’s Everton and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney said to be in the club’s sights.
For Martinelli and Unai Emery, though, their focus will be purely on the club’s pre-season tour. The Gunners face Bayern Munich on Thursday and Fiorentina on Saturday before a match against Real Madrid next week.