Arsenal closing in on deal to sign striker after leading chase over several clubs

The Gunners are reported to be closing in on a deal to sign one of South America’s most promising young goal-scorers, heading into the summer transfer window.

Arsenal spent mostly on defensive additions last summer after the arrival of Unai Emery but that could be different this year as the club looks to sustain a place in the top four of the Premier League.

Thus, the Gunners are still shopping for promising young attackers and Gabriel Martinelli appears to be the player who could be heading to north London.

According to reports in Brazil via Globo Esporte, Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign the 17-year-old striker, who has been deemed as a highly rated prospect in Brazil.

The Gunners are claimed to be leading the chase to complete a deal for Martinelli, with as many as 25 different clubs around the world looking to sign the gifted youngster in the summer as well.

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