Arsenal defender talks up potential signing of coveted striker

Gabriel Magalhaes admits to joking around with Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus about teaming up at Arsenal next season, stating that he would be a good addition to our current squad.

The pair are currently training together with Brazil ahead of their friendly fixtures with South Korean, Japan and Argentina next month, where the Gunners defender is hoping to make his senior debut for his country.

Gabriel has three appearances for their Under-20 side back in 2017, and was initially scheduled to be going to the most recent Olympic games with their Under-23 side prior to picking up an injury, and has been closing in on the senior side ever since. He has in fact been on the bench for four World Cup qualifiers thus far, but is expected to make his first appearance in the coming weeks.

Speaking to the press ahead of their recent fixtures, he has admitted to some banter from the training field, and claims that while a deal isn’t being ruled out, he would strengthen our side ahead of the new season.

“We joke around in the dressing room, but there’s nothing certain,” Gabriel said (via Football.London). “Of course, he’s a quality player and if he goes to Arsenal, he would help us a lot.”

We could potentially go into the new season with three Brazilian Gabriels, all who could play a key role in the future of their side’s national team. That could only help our trio to thrive at Arsenal should they continue with the way we are headed, although I’m not wholly convinced that Jesus will return the amount of goals that we crave from our future CF. He also has a slightly patchy injury record which should also be taken into consideration, but I have no doubt that he would prove to be a good signing regardless, should we manage to beat off the opposition for his signature of course.


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  1. Not for anything over 35 million, last year of contract and isn’t 20 goal a year scorer in the PL.

    I know about City’s style of play, but if he was a top striker City wouldn’t have brought in Haaland would they?

    If we want top 4 then Gabriel is OK, if we want to fight for the title we need better.

  2. I beg to differ given consistent game time as primary striker being the primary focus of tactics etc I can see him banging in 20+ a season. Why wouldn’t they bring in Harland? He probably best forward in world right now and his dad was at city, older fans will like that connection plus he probably been overtaken in merchandise sales by newer additions making him less commercially viable. 50m is steep but If he who Arteta wants he worth every penny.

    1. so much to unpack here Nigel…first, the largely negative tactics on offer here have never focused on the Striker position, so what makes you think that’s going to change anytime soon…secondly, 50M is a ridiculously steep price to pay for someone entering their final contractual season, especially considering his underwhelming production…thirdly, now that we’ve re-upped the purple patch master, we can’t sign another diminutive Striker, as our amateur hour tactics rely too heavily on the lobbing in of crosses from wide positions…finally, your last comment speaks volumes about your blind allegiance to a manager who up to this point has proved functionally little

  3. Are we looking at the quality of the players and his productivity or we are more focused on the number of years remaining on his contract? For me quality should be the paramount thing and not contractual years remaining!

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