Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli wins £100 in Jewish school raffle

The Brazilian winger was sold a ticket by enterprising Shalom Noam pupils


Arsenal may be on track to win British football's greatest prize, Brazilian winger Gabriel Martinelli has scooped an early prize of his own.

After scoring a personal best tally of 13 goals in the Premier League, the Brazilian footballer has now scored another prize, a £100 voucher from a Jewish school.

The footballer, who is not Jewish, was the surprise recipient of a prize given by Shalom Noam primary school in Edgware, where he lives.

Martinelli purchased his entry from pupils who happened to knock on his door to sell him a ticket.

Various news outlets then reported that the footballer won a voucher for a Kosher supermarket, but this was thrown into doubt after a photo of the raffle ticket in question surfaced on social media.

Whether the 21-year-old won the voucher for supermarket chain Sheffa Mehadrain, as the Times of Israel reported, or merely an Amazon gift card, however, remains unclear.

A photo posted to Twitter by former Times of Israel reporter Raoul Wootliff shows the Brazil international with a group of Jewish children wearing kippahs.

Arsenal are currently first in the Premier League, having led the competition since August.

Martinelli - who has scored 13 goals this season - will be hoping his good luck continues as his team push for a first title win since 2003.

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