Gabriel Martinelli equals record set by Ian Wright after notching double in Arsenal’s Carabao Cup win at Liverpool

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Gabriel Martinelli continues to show real promise at Arsenal, with the striker’s brace at Liverpool taking his tally to seven goals in as many games for the Premier League giants this season.

The 18-year-old notched a double in a ten-goal Carabao Cup thriller at Anfield on Wednesday night, which Unai Emery’s men eventually lost on penalties.

Gabriel Martinelli has had an incredible start to his Arsenal career

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Gabriel Martinelli has had an incredible start to his Arsenal career

In doing so the Brazilian equalled club legend Ian Wright’s record of scoring on each of his first four starts for the Gunners.

The forward moved to the Emirates from Brazil’s Ituano in a fee believed to be in the region of £6million.

This transfer went under the radar though, with the club-record £72m splashed out on Lille’s Nicolas Pepe grabbing all the headlines.

However, it is Martinelli who has enjoyed the more productive start to this Arsenal career, with Pepe only on the scoresheet three times this season.

Martinelli has scored seven goals in as many games for the Gunners

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Martinelli has scored seven goals in as many games for the Gunners


TOP SCORING TEENAGERS FOR CLUBS IN EUROPE’S TOP FIVE LEAGUES

Gabriel Martinelli – 7

Jadon Sancho – 4

Joao Felix – 3

Aaron Connolly – 3

Kevin Denkey – 3

The teenager’s first two goals came in a 5-0 Carabao Cup third-round romp over Nottingham Forest on September 24.

He followed that brace up with another one in his next appearance – a 4-0 hammering of Standard Liege in the Europa League at the Emirates.

In Arsenal’s next European tie he also found the net in a 3-2 win against Vitoria, before his Anfield exploits on Wednesday night.

As a result Martinelli has now moved clear at the top of the ranks for the highest-scoring teenagers in Europe’s top five leagues.


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