Date: 17th July 2019 at 5:05am
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’s return to pre-season action saw a youthful Gunners squad sweep aside MLS outfit Colorado Rapids with a convincing 3-0 victory.

got their first glimpse of in an shirt, and the teenager rewarded them with an audacious improvised finish off his chest to score the team’s third on a productive night for ’s youngsters.

And with the Brazilian catching the eye of the in his opening game, supporters have been lauding the club’s latest (and so far only) signing in the window by giving him some very high praise indeed.

Drawing comparisons with compatriot Neymar – and perhaps some even more questionable than that – the excitement surrounding Martinelli has certainly got these Gunners fans hoping of a bright future for the youngster.

It has even prompted calls for him to start for the senior side – even if only as a tongue-in-cheek suggestion. But certainly judging by these comments, there seems to be an appetite amongst the fanbase to see more of Martinelli throughout the season, with his opening cameo in a Gunners shirt giving fans reason to get excited about their latest arrival: