Gabriel Magalhaes has finally announced his done £27,000,000 deal from Lille to Arsenal after a surprise appearance in an interview with fellow Brazilians David Luiz and Willian.

The 22 year old centre back has said, “I know the history  and traditions of this club and it is a pleasure to be here.” After speculation of Manchester United flying in for Gabriel after a failed deal for Jadon Sancho and two weeks of waiting, the announcement of the signing came last week

I, for one, am excited to see what Gabriel can do for Arsenal. He will be reuniting with his fellow Lille player, Nicolas Pepe. Since he is a young centre back, I believe he will have good chemistry with William Saliba and have a mentor in David Luiz.

Gabriel will wear the number six shirt which has been vacant for a year after the controversial departure of Laurent Koscielny.

In other news, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been released from Arsenal and has joined Roma on free transfer. Best of luck to him in Italy.

 

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