Martinelli wants LIFETIME Arsenal contract as he reveals Champions League dream


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”


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