Ornstein confirms Arsenal have signed super bargain-priced Brazilian forward (plus video)

It has hardly been a well-kept secret that Arsenal have been trying to sign the young Brazilian forward Marquinhos from Sao Paolo, but the Brazilian sides club president Julio Casares has made it clear that they did not want him to leave and had tried everything to persuade him to stay. Casares said.: “He didn’t want to stay, we tried everything,”

“Even before the game against Racing, where he blew up, he didn’t want to stay. It was a contractual issue, that he had this condition.”

The youngster is so highly regarded in Brazil that it is no surprise that Edu knew all about him, and would jump at the chance to buy such a promising talent for the reported bargain price of just £2.5 million, according to David Ornstein in the Athletic.

There could hardly be a better place for a young Brazilian to come to in the Premier League with the amount of his countrymen we already have here, including the amazing Gabriel Martinelli who joined us (also at a bargain price of £6 million) when he was just turned 18 and is now an integral piece of Mikel Arteta’s starting line-up.

There is some talk that Marquinhos may be sent out on loan to start with but surely it would be better for him to train with all our other Brazilians and learn the Arsenal Way before the club consider sending him off.

I have high hopes that Marquinhos can be just as successful as Martinelli in the future of Arteta’s youth revolution…

Have a look at his speed, confidence, dribbling skills and eye for a goal on this video, which looks to be very similar to Martinelli to me!

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16 Comments

      1. Trust Edu’s judgement? Like Luiz, Willian , Pepe, Cedric and even Gabriel who now leak goals. Nothing special about Martinelli as well, Mat runs and runs but his end product is nothing to right home about. He’s featured more than ESR but look at ESR goals. Martinelli destroyed Pool’s Trent Arnold but got nothing out of it.

        1. @Havyn, you are just angry over nothing,

          David Luiz was without doubt our best defender,
          Pepe and William were there own downfalls, they had all the required skills but somehow couldn’t deliver,
          I still believe Pepe could perform as a Striker,

          As for Cedric, he’s been wonderful, deputized well,

          One thing you need to understand is,
          Any defense is as good as it’s midfield and the midfield is as good as the attack, meaning if the midfield is strong , the defense is also strong.

          If we had 3 more players as energetic and as good as Martinelli, we would be unstoppable.

    1. Aye , i thought that myself from the video above.
      Not saying he isnt good but , just not enough to make an informed verdict yet.

  1. Mental performances by the kid!!! I trust edu to easily make this happen.keep scouting those lil red-hot brazillians for us.

    1. If he is as good as Martinelli, then MA and Edu have pulled off another excellent signing.
      They just need to coach him and not send him out on loan.

  2. He’s very good but he needs to develop his right foot. For him to be deadly. Unless he plans on following Messi’s path by being completely unstoppable. Which I don’t see him achieving anytime soon. But he’s very good. His left foot is immense. He can teach Saka a thing or two about technique in shooting

  3. ⁸if Pepe is leaving as being speculated,then I think he can be played some times in Bukayo Saka role….Saka needs to be protected so he doesn’t suffer a horrific injury like Wilshere…he played almost all the epl matches this season which is on the high side..

  4. The young Brazilian looks sharp and highly promising. Lets mix this talent with experience senior players before sending them on loan, before we regret loosing them to the big teams.

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