Date: 3rd February 2023 at 1:02pm
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Arsenal will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. 

The Gunners travel to Merseyside for what will be Sean Dyche’s first game in charge of Everton, with the ex-Burnley boss having been appointed as Frank Lampard’s successor earlier this week.

Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, was named the Premier League Manager of the Month on Friday, having guided his side to two wins and a draw in January.

Arsenal are now unbeaten in 13 league matches since a defeat to Manchester United back in September, and The Gunners have now been given more good news.

Forward Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract with the club, as announced on their official Twitter page on Friday.

Martinelli, 21, has been crucial to Arsenal’s success so far this term, starting all 19 of their Premier League matches.

The Brazil international has scored seven goals and provided two assists, and he has now been rewarded for his fine form.

Martinelli has signed a new contract with Arsenal

The player joined Arsenal from Brazilian side Ituano back in 2019, and has established himself as a first team regular over the past 18 months.

In total, the attacker has scored 25 goals in 111 matches for Arsenal across all competitions, as well as providing 16 assists.

As part of the announcement, boss Mikel Arteta revealed his joy at the fact that Martinelli has committed his future to the club.

“We’re delighted Gabi has signed a new long-term contract,” he said.

“Our supporters see his quality and energy every single time he puts on the shirt and he’s the same every day in training, with his hard work and positive values.”

It has been rumoured that the deal will run until 2027, although the official statement from the club doesn’t specify a date.

Having agreed an extension with Martinelli, Arsenal are expected to now work on new deals for both Bukayo Saka and William Saliba.

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