Arsenal agree personal terms with key target, fee also agreed, announcement this week

By on August 19, 2020


It looks like Arsenal are on the verge of signing Gabriel Magalhaes as the centre-back has now agreed personal terms over a 5-year contract after we sealed a £22m deal with Lille, according to reports today.

After landing Willian last week, boss Mikel Arteta has turned his attention to strengthening his defence and widespread reports have suggested that Gabriel has been identified as Arsenal’s prime centre-back target.

The Brazilian U20 international has been strongly linked with a move to north London in recent weeks and the Daily Mail claimed on Tuesday that Arsenal have agreed a deal with Lille worth £22m plus add-ons.

As per the newspaper report, Napoli made a late attempt to hijack our deal but Gabriel had already decided to join Arsenal as he wants to play under Arteta and link-up with fellow Brazilians Willian and David Luiz in London.

The transfer has now moved another huge step closer to completion as The Times claim that Gabriel has agreed personal terms over a five-year contract with Arsenal and is expected to make a formal announcement over his future before the end of the week.

So it looks like we are on the verge of wrapping-up another signing and Gabriel will be something of a coup as he’s been linked with a number of clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea this summer.

The 22-year-old has been one of the best young defenders in Ligue 1 over the past two years and was named in L’Equipe’s ‘team of the season’ following a string of impressive displays that helped Lille secure European football next season.

Arteta has been on the look out for a left-footed central defender and Gabriel is the man he’s gone for. The South American could now line-up alongside William Saliba next season and they have the potential to form a rock solid partnership at the back for Arsenal.

However, in order to make room for the duo, Arteta is going to have to offload some of his current centre-backs and Sokratis is being linked with a move to Italy while Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding could also be sold this summer.

Fingers crossed we can find buyers for the dead wood and get this proposed deal for Gabriel over the line as we may finally have a defence we can rely on next season as Arteta looks to get us back into the top four.


  1. Jossy4Christ

    August 19, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Arsenal shouldn’t sale Holding please. Bring on Party,& Cotinho.

  2. Sultan

    August 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Arsenal should learn something from strength of Bayern Munich

  3. George Garang Makuei

    August 19, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Arsenal should not sell Robb Holding, we have to keep three of them in the club one is Pablo, chamber and himself

  4. Adekanye temitope

    August 19, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Arsenal should keep robb holding and try to buy thomas partty

  5. Adekanye temitope

    August 19, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Arsenal should keep robb holding

    • Nyaozil

      August 20, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      Sure plus ANM also they’re utilities to the team

  6. John Jay

    August 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Arsenal we should just try any how we could to sign party we really need Central defensive midfielder

  7. Eze Christian C

    August 20, 2020 at 12:43 am

    Pls don’t mis to sign Partey because we have only one defensive midfielder which is Xhaka and any time he is playing well we always win matches but when play badly or get injury we always find it difficult therefore we need another strong defensive midfielder at any cost

  8. Rilexpapi

    August 20, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Arsenal should not sale holding but try to buy more players that is going to be useful to the team

  9. Rilexpapi

    August 20, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Arsenal should not sale holding but they should try and buy more players that is going to add value to the team

  10. Francis Opara

    August 20, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Please Rob Holding is a good defender he needs more playing time and age is on his side. If not for injury Holding is good.Arteta should please try to get Coutinho then Arsenal will be extra sharp on midfield, Attack. On defense, Saliba,Niles, Teinary, Gabriel or Partey,Luis, Holding,Bellerin could make a formidable wall next season. Please never you sale Niles or Holding please.

  11. Pingback: Arsenal table formal bid to sign exciting £54m playmaker | Arsenal Station | Arsenal FC News

  12. Simon kauson

    August 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Arsenal should not sell holdinh he is a good defender

  13. boaz

    August 20, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I think holding, Nailes i don’t know way thy want to sale them yet thy are good play… Arteta don’t let us down🤔

  14. Basil

    August 20, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Please keep Rob and get coutinho

  15. Duncan Obran

    August 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    After good news of Gabriel please we urgently need Thomas Party, Houssem A, and Ceballos brought back. Coutinho is good but very expensive and Houssem A can ply his roll excellently well.

  16. joshua

    August 21, 2020 at 10:09 am

    please, we need G magallas and parety soon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *