Arsenal complete Gabriel Magalhaes signing

Arsenal complete Gabriel Magalhaes

Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel dos Santos Magalhães, commonly known as Gabriel Magalhaes from French Ligue 1 club Lille.

The deal is said to be in the region of £25 million ($33 million).

The Brazilian international put pen to paper on a five-year deal to keep him at the Emirates Stadium until the summer of 2025.

Speaking about the signing the Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta said: “We welcome Gabriel to Arsenal. He has many qualities which will make us stronger as a defensive unit and as a team”.

“He has proved with Lille that he is a defender with many outstanding attributes and we are looking forward to watching him grow as an Arsenal player.”

Arsenal technical director Edu added: “We are delighted to have signed Gabriel. He is a player we have been studying for a while and he was in demand from many clubs, so we are proud to have agreed and completed this transfer with Lille and the player”.

“Gabriel is a player of high quality and Mikel and his coaches are looking forward to integrating him into the club.”

Gabriel becomes Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer following the additions of Cedric Soares, Pablo Mari and former Chelsea winger Willian.

He will wear jersey No. 6

Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo

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