Al Ittihad retains their interest in Arsenal defender

Al Ittihad is set to disrupt the plans of some Premier League clubs in the last few days of the transfer window and Arsenal could be one of them.

The Saudi Arabian side has made some superb signings from Europe in this window and wants to do more.

They are interested in Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and also like Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal and Raphael Varane of Manchester United.

The Middle-Eastern club wants to add a defender to their squad in this transfer window and CBS Sports reveals the Arsenal man is on their shortlist.

The report claims they could make a move for him before the transfer window closes, even though Arsenal has made it clear he is not for sale.

The Saudis have the money to spend, so they are confident that they will tempt the Gunners and the defender to make the move happen.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Gabriel is one player we certainly cannot allow to leave at this stage of the season because he is a key player for us.

We need to offload some men soon and Gabriel is not one of them, so our focus now should be on selling the players we no longer need.

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  1. No dice.

    CBS sports is riding on transfer deadlines day Euphoria.

    Football transfer window and deadline day in particular, might almost be viewed as a sport in it’s own right.
    It is like playing poker, if you do not read and react to the situation, you could be screwed.

    Almost all transfer window deadline day, there is generally one club that makes a marquee signing, only to find out he is not fit to play immediately, even Arsenal had their own in Denis Suarez.

    But you can bet your last dollar, comes deadline day this one won’t end without drama.

    1. I think the Saudi deadline day is end of September so they can still buy players a month after U.K. deadline day has passed.

  2. If Arsenal can find internal and external solution in terms of adequate replacement to Gabriel Manganese leaving them on transfer this summer. Probably to to a Saudi Pro League club side. And possibly too to Real Madrid .
    I will suggest to Arsenal to allow Magalhaes to makeany one of the two moves that he chooses to make. But if the Saudi club side Al ittihad or RM who both reportedly want him this summer can pay Arsenal’s asking price for their priced defensive assert to move. Which I believe should be in north of £110m. Which I think could tempt Arsenal to sell him. How much did Chelsea pay Brighton to sign their defensive player Moises Caiciedo this summer? I think it was £115m that they paid for him. Which I think it is now the new benchmark price for signing any top quality defensive player of Gabriel Magalhaes caliber.
    So therefore, Arsenal may sell Magalhaes to any top club side this summer who is ready to pay them their asking price for him. But they shouldn’t of course sell him to any of their top Epl rival club sides. In so doing by selling Magalhaes this summer. Arsenal will avoid a repeat Alexis Sanches Man City £60m offer to sign him disappointment episode. Which Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal turned down. But only to shortly later swapped Sanches with Man Utd’s Henrik Mkhitayan.

  3. Normally I would dismiss such speculation, but Gabriel has been benched for our opening 3 games, so clearly something has happened behind the scenes.

    For anyone who still claims this is just tactical from MA, the Fulham game finally puts that excuse to bed.

    – No Zinchenko, Timber, Tomi and Tierney, yet Gabriel still doesn’t start
    – MA didn’t bring Gabriel on to see out the game at 2-1
    – MA didn’t bring him on 2-2, despite Gabriel being a huge goal threat with his heading

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