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Gabriel Martinelli Salary, Contract & Story

Martinelli signed a new 4-year contract in 2020 with a club option to extend it another year. For the 2022/23 season, Martinelli will take home £90,000 per week or £4,680,000 per year.

Gabriel Martinelli Wages & Contract

Year Club Weekly Salary Annual Salary
2021/22 Arsenal£90,000£4,680,000
2020/21 Arsenal£90,000£4,680,000
2019/20 Arsenal£90,000£4,680,000

Gabriel Martinelli is a Brazilian footballer playing for Arsenal football club. He grew up in São Paulo and joined a Futsal team when he was 9 years old. A few years later he would make the switch to football. Martinelli secured trials with Manchester United and Barcelona but was rejected by both clubs. While at La Masia he trained alongside Ansu Fati, an experience he said helped him a lot.

Martinelli went on to sign his first professional contract with Ituano in São Paulo when he was 16 years old. During his first year with the club he made his debut for the first team and in the years that followed he began to refine his game, gaining more minutes and scoring more goals.

Despite his previous experiences with European clubs, Martinelli was still open to the prospect of playing for one. His talent was obvious and multiple clubs were interested in offering him a contract. In 2019 he transferred to Arsenal for a fee of around £6 million. It was initially thought that the 18-year-old would play a few years with the under-21s or be out on loan. Martinelli had other ideas.

When he was offered his first start in the Carabao Cup he scored twice in a 5-nil victory over Nottingham Forest. Martinelli’s work rate was relentless, he showed his skill on the ball and was very open to being coached. These traits have made him well-liked among managers, staff, and fans alike.

Head Coach Mikel Arteta says that “he clearly has the capacity to score goals and be a threat in the final third. His contributions and all-round game have been exceptional”.

Martinelli’s performances have led to Arsenal wanting to secure him for the long term. In 2021 he signed a four-year contract extension keeping him at the club until 2025. There are rumours of a further contract extension to enable Arsenal to keep the player through his peak footballing years (25-30). Arsenal made it clear with their rebuild that they wanted to sign young players who will grow with the club and Martinelli is the perfect example of that philosophy.

Being born in Brazil makes getting into the national team more difficult. The depth of quality in the squad is unlike anywhere else in the world. Despite this, Martinelli got the call-up to train with the team for the 2019 Copa América. He would later make the selection for the 2020 Summer Olympics which Brazil would go on to win.

Following this, Martinelli made the selection for the 2022 World Cup where he made one appearance. Brazil’s head coach Tite has said, “He’s very good 1 vs 1, rapid in transitions and he’s been keeping a good level.” Although he did not get the chance to play many minutes this time, Martinelli's future is looking very promising.



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