• 19-year-old forward joins on five-year contract from São Paulo
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Arsenal have signed the young forward Marquinhos from São Paulo on a five-year contract for about £3m.

The deal, yet to be announced, will see the 19-year-old arrive in north London in time for pre-season after Arsenal fended off competition from elsewhere. Marquinhos is a winger who broke into the São Paolo side last July and has made 41 appearances, mostly from the bench, scoring four times. He has been capped by Brazil up to under-17 level.

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