Arsenal Officially Recalls Marquinhos from Loan Spell at FC Nantes

Arsenal has made the official announcement that they have recalled Marquinhos from his loan spell at FC Nantes. The 20-year-old Brazilian winger will soon return to South America to join the Brazil U23 national team for the South American qualification tournament for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which will be held in Venezuela.

Marquinhos will be aiming to help the Brazil U23 team secure their spot as one of the two South American representatives in the men's football tournament at the 2024 Olympics in France. The qualification matches will take place in January.

Marquinhos officially joined Arsenal from São Paulo FC in the summer of 2022. He made his first appearance for the Gunners in September 2022, scoring a beautiful goal in a 2-1 victory over FC Zurich in the Europa League. He then made his Premier League debut as a substitute in a 3-0 win against Brentford in September 2022 before joining Norwich City on loan in January 2023.

Before arriving in England, Marquinhos spent a year playing for his hometown club São Paulo FC. He made his debut for the senior team shortly after his 18th birthday and helped the club win the São Paulo State Championship in 2021.

Arsenal welcomes Marquinhos back to the club and wishes him success in international competitions and further development.

Statistical Overview of the Season

Marquinhos, who stands at 175cm tall, primarily plays as a left-footed right winger. In the French Ligue 1 this season, he has made 7 appearances, with 1 start, averaging 23 minutes per game.

In the league matches, Marquinhos has had 5 shots, provided 5 key passes, but has yet to score or assist a goal. However, he has created 2 excellent scoring opportunities.

Marquinhos has won 1 penalty in the league and has maintained a passing accuracy of 75% and a successful crossing rate of 60%.

Defensively, Marquinhos has averaged 0.9 interceptions and 0.4 successful tackles per game, while recovering the ball possession 2 times on average.

Offensively, Marquinhos has completed 0.6 successful dribbles per game with a success rate of 57%. He has also won 2.1 duels per game with a success rate of 41%.