Major boost for Arsenal as Martinelli set to pen bumper contract extension
Martinelli, who has been a star performer under Mikel Arteta this season, is expected to be rewarded with a new contract to reflect his growing significance to the Gunners.
Martinelli has five league goals for the Premier League leaders this season, and his efforts have earned him a spot in Brazil’s roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Arsenal has been in talks with Martinelli about a new contract that would raise his current weekly income of £70,000 to about £200,000, with the Mail suggesting that the two parties are close to an agreement.
The deal will see Martinelli become one of Arsenal’s best-paid players, while it will represent a major boost for the north Londoners will several top clubs having monitored his situation at the Emirates.
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Martinelli is said to be satisfied at the club and expressed a wish to sign a new contract with Arsenal, who have showed noticeable indications of improvement under Arteta this season.
The Gunners lead the Premier League table by five points over Manchester City. Their domestic season starts on Boxing Day, following the World Cup, against West Ham.