Arsenal and Norwich City have agreed to a loan move, which would see Brazilian winger Marquinhos join the Championship side for the remainder of the 2022-23 season. Fabrizio Romano reports that the 19-year-old underwent a medical with The Canaries and that an official statement from both the clubs involved should be made soon.
Marquinhos to Join Norwich City on Loan From Arsenal
Deal signed between Arsenal and Norwich for Marquinhos. Loan move completed as medical also done and official statement to follow. 🇧🇷🤝🏻 #AFC
Documents are being exchanged as Marquinhos becomes Norwich player as @RyanTaylorSport called. pic.twitter.com/gyWW6RVFzl
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2023
The Teenager’s Time at the Emirates Stadium So Far
The Brazilian youngster signed with the Gunners in June 2022 from Sao Paulo for £3 million. He has since made only one appearance in the Premier League this season. In addition to this, he has made a handful of starts in the Europa League for Arsenal. The winger scored his first and only goal for the North London side in a 2-1 win over FC Zurich in the Europa League, while also registering an assist.
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The Gunners’ Depth in the Forward Positions
The league leaders boast an impressive forward line which has propelled them to the top of the Premier League table. Youngsters Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli have combined for 14 goals and nine assists while being led by Gabriel Jesus and more recently, Eddie Nketiah. The signing of Leandro Trossard, further adds depth and quality to the squad. With the likes of Reiss Nelson and Fabio Vieira also in the side, Marquinhos would probably not get a substantial number of minutes on the field.
What’s Next for Marquinhos and Arsenal?
The former Sao Paulo man is now all set to ply his trade at Carrow Road. The Canaries need all help they can get, as they aim to make it make to the Premier League. Marquinhos would also get some extended game time between now and the end of the season, which would aid his development much to the delight of everyone at North London.
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Arsenal fans will be hoping that this experience helps the Brazilian come into his own and hopefully become the next ‘Bukayo Saka.’