Arsenal considering cashing in on first-team star

Arsenal are claimed to be willing to entertain the idea of allowing Gabriel Magalhaes to leave the club this summer.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal are open to the idea of raising cash by selling one of their prized assets in Gabriel Magalhães.

The Brazilian has been a mainstay in Mikel Arteta’s backline since he joined from French club Lille in 2020 for a fee of £27m, beating competition from several clubs across Europe.

The 24-year-old has made 69 appearances for the Gunners, scoring seven times. The Arsenal faithful have come to see Gabriel as a strong defender who can pick out a pass every now and then.

His performances for the north London club clearly warrant a move to an even bigger club, even though Arsenal fans will roll their eyes on the prospect.
Ben White and Gabriel have formed a solid partnership at the back with Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu and seeing one of them leave would be the last thing the fans would want.

Juventus, Man Utd and even Barcelona have been credited to hold interest in the Arsenal man, whose future now appears in a limbo.

Had the North London outfit qualified for the Champions League (which is possible but unlikely), they would certainly have kept their best players at their own base camp.

On top of that they would have been able to attract players from the biggest clubs in Europe. But two awful performances, first against arch-rivals Spurs and then Newcastle, all but ended their hopes of playing in the illustrious competition after five years.

It is still to be seen whether Gabriel does end up leaving Arsenal in the summer. I’m bracing myself for some surprise departures.

Yash Bisht

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  1. It will be a disaster if arsenal let Gabriel go. Now the club is been link to all manners of rejects and has beens from other clubs like Barca, juve etc.
    What these team need is getting quality players in. And from what I have seen so far, that what we need.
    Arteta should have alternate and adaptive playing tactics and strategies to deal with opposing teams arsenal comes up against. He should stop been regid with only one style of play and learn to adapt.
    Another problem which also derail arsenal top 4 chance is lack of quality depth in all department except the goolkeeping.

  2. It doesn’t matter really, sell everyone. Nothing matters anymore. I’m still depressed by out loss. What’s the point of anything. I hate arsenal.

  3. This has to be a rumour. If not, then it seems we’re just becoming a third party player factory…Buying brilliant Brazilian players at a cut rate price, only to sell them on at a profit. Whoa. 😳

      1. @Palmer17
        That’s another way of looking at it. Then why not just rebrand ourselves as Arsenal football factory instead of football club. IJS

        1. NY in my honest opinion i believe we could easily replace Gabriel make a profit and also then strengthen CB & say CM by making a profit. It worked for Liverpool. IJS

  4. I’m really heartbroken, Our players messed up,
    Arteta needs to buy physically strong and fast midfielders, we were totally bullied,
    Oedegaard either needs to add more pounds or needs muscles around him or just become a sub,
    The EPL won’t allow feeble players,

    Cucurella comes to mind, Rabiot would be better than Authur , Nkunku makes more sense than Tielemans, please get Lucas pasquet

    1. @longbenark
      Just read on Eurosport where Pep is going in for Cucurella, so we missed that boat. Dude is the business, would make a dynamic DM in my book…IJS

    2. You just spoke my mind. Just that I wanted to add Matip on free transfer and Moussa Diaby too and we’re good.

  5. Sell him he’s not great, buy back marvopanos for €30 million LOL

  6. Everyone seems to have forgotten about William Saliba🤔. I mean if Gabriel does go he’ll more than make up for his loss……. I read somewhere Saliba just won an award for being top player in Ligue 1… He also plays d Arteta style.. I believe that he’s 1 of the reasons why Arsenal are considering letting Gabriel leave… On top of the huge profit they’d also be making 4d sale..

  7. How to grow my list of top 10 blunders as Arsenal manager, by Mikael Arteta. How about selling the most impressive and promising young center back since Tony Adams? After banishing young Saliba, he was voted best young defender on the Continent, says Arteta. Can’t stand for that; it makes me look bad, incompetent, impatient, arrogant. I need to create a diversion, get the Arteta-Out crowd off my back. So annoying! Things getting from bad to worse since my shellacking against Conte and total capitulation against Eddie Howe. Will the Gabriel trade make the top 10?
    To be continued.

  8. Why sell Gabriel and keep the savior Ben White. The overrated and overpaid White Arsenal must sell NOT Gabriel.

  9. couple of obvious concerns about this possibility, in that Juve rarely pays above the number for anyone, let alone a player without a sparkling CV, and I wouldn’t trust this amateur hour management team to properly replace this player…furthermore, anyone who’s expecting Saliba to waltz back into our clubhouse like nothing has happened, is living in a dreamland, as I very much doubt this will be the case so long as MA is still in charge, especially considering the baggage involved…btw Saliba plays on the right not the left anyways, so it’s not really a like-for-like situation

  10. don’t forget that almighty chelsea and man utd were beaten 1~4 nd 4~0 respectively by brendford very recently and sky didn’t fall ‘cos of it,then why all d noise about these young n tiny squad (fgs). If you’re truely original arsenal fans,pls,stop cruzifying them (the manager,staffs n squad). They really deserves our praises nd comendations. Nobody is above mistake.

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