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Marquinhos has been controversial and has only played one game at Arsenal, but has already started to impress in England

Marquinhos celebrates his first purpose for Arsenal
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Marquinhos made an ideal debut for Arsenal: he scored and supplied an help towards FC Zurich 2-1 in the Europa League group stage final week.

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The former Sao Paulo striker was beforehand very profitable with the Gunners’ U21 facet with a purpose in the 3-1 derby win towards Manchester United in Premier League 2. He additionally discovered the again of the online. extra occasions and assists in the next matches: Chelsea and West Ham.

He is now wanting ahead to enjoying once more for the Gunners’ first workforce once they face Brentford in the Premier League this Sunday from 8:00am (GMT), stay on ESPN on Star+.

At 19, Marquinhos is one other Brazilian striker – together with Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus – who may very well be utilized by coach Mikel Arteta all through the season.

The participant’s arrival in England was surrounded by controversy. At 16, he had signed a five-year contract (which might expire in 2024) with Sao Paulo, which was not acknowledged by FIFA – which limits minor contracts to three years.

If Marquinhos turns into concerned in litigation, he might go away Morumbi without spending a dime in the center of the 12 months. Tricolor subsequently accepted a decrease supply from the Gunners: €3.5 million (round R$18 million).

In addition, firms accountable for managing the younger man’s profession quarreled. OTB accused TFM of making an attempt to promote the striker to Wolverhampton-ING with out consulting Sao Paulo.

Record holder in Sao Paulo

Born in Jardim Colombo, virtually subsequent door to Morumbi, Marquinhos arrived in São Paulo when he was only eight years previous. The boy was coaching at the standard Pequeninos do Jóquei college, which at the time had a partnership with Tricolor, when he was found by a scout.

Called up for trials in Kotia, the ahead was happy, albeit properly wanting the membership’s lowest rung boys. Known for his dribbling and scoring, he attracts consideration till he’s recruited into the bottom and lives in the barracks, at the age of 13.

As time went on, Marquinhos developed and was referred to as up to the primary workforce – regardless of being a 12 months youthful than his colleagues – till he grew to become a mainstay in the Tricolore under-17 workforce. A Copa do Brasil and Supercopa do Brasil champion, he was promoted to the under-20 workforce coached by Alex.

In the build-up to the 2019 Sao Paulo Cup, Marquinhos suffered an ACL harm throughout coaching and had to endure surgical procedure. He stayed via the pandemic interval the next 12 months, recuperating in Kotia for a number of months earlier than returning to the turf in model.

In the primary game of the season underneath Alex, Marquinhos scored in a 3-1 win over Atlético-PR for Brasileirao. In complete, he was concerned in 5 objectives for Sao Paulo in the competitors earlier than shifting to the professionals.

His first workforce debut got here in the win over Bahia for Brasileirao when he got here on in the thirty third minute of the second half. He then made his first-team debut and grew to become the youngest to rating for the Tricolore in Conmebol Libertadores historical past, breaking striker Ademilsson’s mark in the 2013 win over Racing.

In complete, he made 41 appearances for Sao Paulo with 4 objectives.

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