Arsenal fans loving Gabriel Martinelli’s body transformation as he goes from ‘lanky schoolboy to buff’

ARSENAL fans loved Gabriel Martinelli's bulked-up physique and lauded the 19-year-old's body transformation.

Excitable Gooners caught a glimpse of Martinelli's shape and could barely recognise the striker.

The Brazilian youngster appeared to have padded out his upper body during an injury layoff.

Martinelli was last seen as an unused sub against Brighton in June and had his debut season with the Gunners curtailed by a training-ground knee injury.

But he appears to have been putting in the hard yards during his rehab in the gym – something that Arsenal fans latched onto.

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Martinelli was seen in a clip taken during Thomas Partey's unveiling after a £45million move from Atletico Madrid.

He was only visible from the back but supporters were convinced he was looking more ripped than before.

One praised his journey from 'lanky schoolboy to buff… in no time'.

Another said: "He's really bulked up. Can't wait for him to return."

A third commented: "He put on a good amount of muscle over the quarantine. Looks to have maintained it."

Gunners fans can't wait to have Martinelli back in action putting his new size to good use.

But the talented teenager only has an outside chance of featuring again before the end of the year.

However, he may be confident of displacing Alexandre Lacazette through the middle after some underwhelming showings from the Frenchman.

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