GABRIEL MARTINELLI has revealed he wants to stay at Arsenal for his ‘whole life’ and help fire the club back into the Champions League.
The 20-year-old is a fan favourite at the Emirates and has started to show consistency this season.
Martinelli has played 23 times for Arsenal this season, predominately operating out wide on the left-hand side.
And his direct style of play has helped contribute getting Arsenal back fighting for a Champions League spot.
The Gunners are currently fourth, four points above sixth place Manchester United with despite having one game in hand.
He told ESPN Brasil: “We always want more.
“Of course, Arsenal are a giant team. If I can, I’ll stay here my whole life.
“I want to conquer things, I already said, I want to stay here and win titles, with this wonderful crowd, my teammates.
“We have a young group, we have a lot of time ahead of us, players with a lot of quality, I think we will achieve great things.
“Our focus [today] is the Champions League. Fighting for that top four. A club like Arsenal has to be in the Champions League. It’s our total focus.”
The Brazilian fine form has earned him a spot in the national team as he works towards making the World Cup squad.
Martinelli added: “I’m working towards that, doing my best, so that Arsenal can qualify for the Champions League first and, consequently, get a spot in the World Cup.
“It’s every player’s dream to play in a Champions League and World Cup. This season, I can compete for a spot in the Champions League and consequently win a spot in the national team”