Fabrizio Romano confirms Gabriel Magalhaes in London for Arsenal medical

Arsenal are ever-nearing the announcement that Gabriel Magalhaes is a Gunner, with the defender confirmed as arriving in London today to complete his medical.

The Brazilian has been strongly linked with completing his switch from Lille this summer, and doubt over the potential deal can now withstand, with only the medical left to complete.

One eager fan used a flight tracker to follow Gabriel’s supposed flight into London Luton airport, and trusted journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the 22 year-old was in fact on that flight.

Manchester United had tried to join the race for his signature late, but didn’t stand a chance after the likes of Edu and Mikel Arteta had given Gabriel an outline of their plans, and the vision they are trying to build.

Most recent reports claim that he even turned down a bigger wage offer from the Red Devils to commit to the new era at the Emirates, and he has now landed in London in order to complete his move.

There is no reason to expect any issues with the medical, with the defender only missing two matches during his career to day, with a slight foot injury 12 months ago which kept him out for less than two weeks.

Gabriel will now get the chance to team up with his new squad ahead of the new campaign, and may even sign in time to make the squad for the coming weekend’s tie with Liverpool in the Community Shield, although he may have to undergo a Coronavirus test or two before being allowed to join up with the playing squad.

Could Gabriel and Saliba both make their debuts this coming weekend?


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  1. What about quarantine though?
    Anyone arriving in England from France have to quarantine themselves. His agents are Brazilian. If they fly in from Brazil they have to quarantine as well.
    That also goes for Aubameyang. He was on holiday in Italy. Is he in quarantine?

    1. Gabriel and his entourage will need to be holed up in a hotel for 2 weeks as France is on the quarantine list. Italy isn’t, however, which is why Auba, Luiz and others chose to holiday there; no quarantine required by the gov.

      1. Don’t see how he can have his medical if he needs to self isolate.
        I can’t keep up with what countries are in the corridor and which aren’t.
        Furthest i’m going this year is North to West London.

  2. they could have had corona test done before they flew, which could be another reason as to why its taken so long to get this far, only speculation though

  3. Exciting times. Admin are we still looking to sell Niles? Heard Wolves in advanced talk for his signature.

    1. Word is that Arteta would like to keep him but isn’t completely impervious to a decent bid. Bellerin is attracting some interest so a lot depends on what happens there.

  4. Thank you Arsenal for reinforcing the already good defence….

    Now I am more interested in the midfield prospects we’re to recruit because that’s where our major problem has been.

  5. welcome MEGA to arsenal, pls, MIKEL let part off with sokratis,niles,mavropanos,nketia, and keep MATHEO and Lacaz.I think ceballos shuld go back for young Holding midfielder!

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