Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli has yet to sign a new contract after demanding three times his current salary, according to Metro.
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The 21-year-old has already scored four goals this season. His most recent goal came in 58 seconds against Liverpool on Sunday.
He was a threat to Liverpool’s fullbacks on the day, and his assist and goal show how good he was against Klopp’s men. He was also named Man of the Match.
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The winger’s current contract does not expire until 2024. However, the club has been very impressed with his progress and is looking to tie him down further.
But what has surprised the Gunners is that he wants to be paid in the same region as top earners Thomas Partey and Gabriel Jesus.
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Martinelli has already stated his desire to remain at the club, and Arsenal will be hoping to reach an agreement on a lower salary.
After the game against Liverpool, he told reporters that he wanted to stay at Arsenal:
“Of course, I want to stay, We are talking.” Let’s see what is going to happen. But I want to stay, of course.”
“I think it’s my best season here at Arsenal. I’m so happy for this moment.”