Arsenal will sign Gabriel but will be without him for 14 days

Arsenal will complete the signing of Brazilian defender, Gabriel this week, but he will be unavailable for the club’s first few games of the season, reckons The Times.

The Brazilian has been a top target for the Gunners this summer as Mikel Arteta looked to strengthen his side.

They have had to fight off competition from the likes of Napoli and Manchester United to land him.

Several reports, including The Times, indicate that the Gunners have won the race for his signature and he will sign a new five-year deal at the club this week.

When he completes his move to Arsenal, he will have to spend 14 days in self-isolation, this is because he will be joining from France, a country that the UK government considers to be high-risk.

Any person coming from there into the UK will have to self-isolate for two weeks and Gabriel will not be handed special treatment.

That means that he will only join Arsenal’s training for the new season a few days before their first match of the season.

He will also be unavailable for the club’s Community Shield against Liverpool this weekend.

Gabriel will become Arsenal’s second big signing of the summer after they landed Willian from Chelsea on a free transfer recently.

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32 Comments

  1. Uzi Ozil says:

    It is OK. He won’t be available for 14 days or more but first of all, Sign the thing and make it official…..

  2. Val says:

    Isn’t it only 7 days for sporting professionals?

  3. ClassyGunner says:

    OT Wolves in talks with Arsenal to sign AMN for 20M. This is absolutely ridiculous. This is coming back to bite us.

    1. Sue says:

      Surely it has to be more than that?! 25-30 would be better… not saying I agree with it, but if it’s put towards Partey joining us then so be it…

      1. Kev82 says:

        Liverpool get 20 mil for Solanke this is awful business we just don’t get proper value for any player. I like AMN never wanted him to leave 🥴

        1. Sue says:

          I like him too, Kev. Guess we’ll have to wait and see what Wolves are offering. We need funds though and need to ship some out.. although I didn’t have Ainsley in mind. Guendouzi next? We could make quite a bit on a few… not so much on the others haha!!

          1. Kev82 says:

            Yes Sue Guendouzi, MKH, Kolasinac, Chambers, Mustafi, holding, Nelson ? Who I don’t rate.. Torreira and I won’t bother mentioning Ozil because a crane couldn’t shift him out of the Emirates!

          2. Sue says:

            Trouble is I wanted all our purchases to be done before the start of the season…. don’t want too much hey?! 😂😂

          3. Kev82 says:

            Haha Sue you do ask for much 😂😂 I would try tempting QPR for Eberechi Eze throw Nketiah in the deal as I don’t think he’ll make it at Arsenal 😄

          4. Sue says:

            His chant would be that Kasabian song ‘Eez-eh’ love it 😂😂
            My daughter and her fam went to Chester Zoo today. My son in law said the only negatives were:
            A) Everyone sounded like Jamie Carragher (I said I hope they weren’t spitting)
            B) All the kids had Liverpool shirts on!
            I said that’d be like my worst nightmare 😂😂

          5. Kev82 says:

            Haha well let’s get him on board we already have his chant 😛😂 hahaha Sue you’d have a meltdown I know your dislike for the merseysiders and their supporters 😂😂 I’m guessing Chester zoo is off limits to you in the near future after that feedback? 😜

          6. Sue says:

            😂😂😂 absolutely, Kev!! Hell on earth hahaha!!!

          7. Kev82 says:

            Oh I know what you mean Sue, being surrounded by Liverpool fans tests your mental strength 😂 luckily for you though, you weren’t apart of the outing 😛 well Sue, I think we may just have an announcement tomorrow I just hope it isn’t that we’ve signed David Luiz 😂😂 apparently Arsenal announced earlier that we completed the signing of Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.. strange to say the least 😜

          8. Sue says:

            Yeah what the hell was that all about, Kev? Talk about old news!!
            I’ve given up with hope of an announcement! I just hope they’re back in training – Saturday will soon be here!

        2. RSH says:

          It’s a different market as well, Solanke wouldnt go for near that with COVID. And Bournemouth are also just dumb buyers. but definitely agree, Liverpool are far better negotiators than us and we can never seem to get the max value out of our players. I’d say we were only able to do it with Iwobi and Ox recently.

          1. Kev82 says:

            Yeah RSH they definitely do negotiate much better and get the max for they’re players! I think Fabregas left on the cheap, RVP too although he was on his last year of his contract.. Alexis Sanchez for MKH was terrible business too, Ashley Cole for William Gallas plus 5 million was criminal! It’s just an endless list of poor business deals.

          2. RSH says:

            I think we just fold way too easily. Liverpool stick to their pricetags and dont leave much room to negotiate. 20mill for Solanke is absurd but LFC said thats the price if you want the player badly enough. Surely we had players that clubs were desperate to get a hold of like this.

          3. Kev82 says:

            Haha we certainly do mate, a bid comes in and our board are like… That will do, let’s take the money 😂 ultimately we let clubs bully us and just fold! If we were in Liverpool’s position when Klopp took over and he was able to rebuild the team mainly through player sales we would struggle getting anywhere near the money they received! We’d have let Coutinho go for 25 mil 😂😂

    2. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      He is worth more and can be useful to Arsenal.

      1. Kev82 says:

        Ba Elkhirsawy he definitely is and can play many positions.. there’s players in our team that should be moved out before AMN… But nope we’ll be stuck with the rubbish we can’t sell.

        1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

          I know, awful business and the team has many other players to be sold. English(homegrown quota, won’t need to adapt or go back home), versatile, finished season on high form, young and his contract still has years on it plus always available.
          I do not see how can be sold at that price to a direct competitor.

          I hope they make a really good use of the money, otherwise they are joking.

          1. Kev82 says:

            Yeah exactly we are actually strengthening the team that finished above us? Who the hell is making these decisions! And the thing is I actually think he will be an excellent player for Wolves! If Gabriel is the last player we sign then I will be seriously annoyed because that is typical Arsenal!

    3. NWL Dan says:

      I like AMN. Being able to play in multiple positions is a real asset and he’s a valuable member of the squad.
      From the reports it’s AMN who wants to leave. He doesn’t want to play in defence and wants to play in his preferred position on the right wing. He also wants first team action and not just used as a squad member to cover for injuries or to fill in in different positions when someone is having a bad game.
      The board need to do everything they can to keep him.
      All said if he is going he’s worth more than £20m. Iwobi went for £28m, AMN is a much better player than him.
      Hope Arteta can persuade him to stay.

  4. Emmanuel Aiah Jimissa says:

    Arsenal should go for Lyon midfielder who is 22yr instead of Athletico Madrid midfielder who is 27yr
    Aoure has a long way to go than that of Thomas

  5. Sue says:

    Why oh why have Arsenal just tweeted about Mari and Soares joining on permanent deals??!! 🤪 I want to hear about Auba signing…. come on, it’s been long enough!!

  6. Emmanuel Aiah Jimissa says:

    Arsenal should make a swap deal with AMN for Raul Jimenez which may improve our attacking options.

  7. Okiror says:

    Arsenal better sign n finish all d deals before 12 August

    1. val says:

      they cant go back in time dude

      1. NWL Dan says:

        Lol Maybe Edu has a flux capacitor in his motor.

  8. Okiror says:

    I hope There will be a buy back clause om AMN

  9. RSH says:

    Is Spain on that list? Get Partey to go on vacation right now if it is, haha.

  10. NWL Dan says:

    I’m wondering how he can have his medical if he has to self isolate to 1 or 2 weeks.

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