Arsenal debutant Marquinhos fell to the floor in tears after scoring in his clubs' Europa League contest against FC Zurich.
The 19-year-old arrived from Sao Paulo for around £3million and did well in his short periods on the field in the pre-season but up until now has only featured with the under-21s team, netting three goals in the opening two games.
But at the Stadion Letzigrund on Thursday night, he got things underway as Eddie Nketiah’s pass across the box found him inside the box, where he buried at the first time of asking.
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The home side pulled the game back to 1-1 but Nketiah cropped up again to seal three points for Arsenal in their Group A opening match. Ahead of the Gunners' match with Bournemouth, Mikel Arteta stated that he would not be loaning out the attacker.
“Very happy with him,” said the Spaniard. “He’s adapted really well. He’s a really likable figure even if his language is not great yet. We’re gonna keep him here for another few months and make sure he establishes himself and then see what’s best for his development.”
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Marquinhos also plays for the Brazil under-20s squad, having played with the under-16s and under-17s before.
The youngster was left red-faced after he deleted a post from his Instagram story. Ahead of Arsenal’s match with Manchester United, he uploaded a picture that included lyrics from Liverpool anthem You'll Never Walk Alone.
On Instagram, in a story previewing Sunday's match at Old Trafford, which ended in a 3-1 defeat to the Gunners, the post had an image of Marquinhos as well as details of the Premier League encounter.
But he made the gaffe of leaving the lyrics to You'll Never Walk Alone. Supporters were quick to notice straight away and he promptly removed the post.
It read: "Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart and you'll never walk alone, you'll never walk alone."
It included words from the chorus of the famous song sung by fans of rival club Liverpool. The mistake was also made ahead of the match against Fulham. A similar post was uploaded with the same lyrics included on the image.
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