Arsenal to sign 5-year-deal with Gabriel Magalhaes for £27m

Lille President confirms Gabriel Magalhaes leaving amid Man Utd interest

Arsenal are expected to complete the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille this summer.

The Brazilian has been linked with Napoli and Manchester United as well but it is believed that the Gunners have convinced him to snub the other suitors.

According to reports, Gabriel spoke to Mikel Arteta on the phone and he was blown away by the Arsenal manager’s plans for him.

Arteta has managed to convince the defender to join Arsenal and it will be interesting to see how he performs in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old is highly rated across Europe and he could prove to be a sensational addition to the Arsenal defence.

The Gunners needed to tighten up at the back and the signing of Gabriel would certainly help them a lot.

 Williams Saliba is expected to be a part of the Arsenal squad next season as well and the Arsenal fans can expect better defensive performances next year.

Arsenal were quite poor at the back last season and a couple of quality defensive additions could take them to a whole new level next year. 

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal can get back into the top four and secure Champions League football.

With the right coaching, Gabriel could develop into a world-class defender. He’s quite young and Arteta should be able to groom him into a top player.

The likes of Napoli and Manchester United will be disappointed to have missed out on his signing. 

Apparently Arsenal are paying around £27m for the Brazilian centre back this summer.