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Gabriel Martinelli Trains At Arsenal For First Time

Timothy Aiyeku

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New Arsenal signing Gabriel Martinelli trained with the Gunners for the first time following his move to North London earlier this month.

The young Brazilian attacker trained with major first team stars like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette amongst others.

The 18-year-old was one of several Arsenal u-23 players elevated to train with the first team players.

Other Arsenal u-23 players like Bukayo Saka, Matt Macey, Dejan Illiev and Emile Smith-Rowe also took part in first team training.

Gabriel Martinelli signed for Arsenal at the start of this week from Brazilian Serie A club Ituano.

The Gunners paid £6m to secure his transfer from his native Brazil.

The first training session of the season at Arsenal also featured defender Rob Holding who’s making his return to the team after a lengthy period away from the pitch.

Rob Holding suffered a serious knee injury during a collision with Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.

The Arsenal centre back got injured during the Premier League game with Manchester United at the Theatre of Dreams in December 2018.

Arsenal have been slow in the transfer market this summer with just one signing to show for their troubles till date which is just five weeks before the start of the season.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.