Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli, with the 18-year-old arriving at Emirates Stadium in a £6 million ($8m) deal.
Sources close to the transfer revealed to Goal back in April that a deal for the highly-rated forward was close.
The Gunners have now tied up an agreement for a player they are hoping to see unlock his full potential in England.
Martinelli has been acquired from Ituano, for whom he made his debut back in November 2017 at just 16 years of age.
Interest in his services built steadily from that point, with Arsenal having won the race for a hot prospect who trained with Brazil’s senior squad ahead of the 2019 Copa America.
Martinelli has signed a long-term contract at Emirates Stadium and is looking forward to testing himself in English football.
He told the club’s official website: “It is a dream since I was a child and also my family’s dream for me to be playing in Europe and playing for a big team like Arsenal. I am going to take this opportunity.”