Gabriel misses Lille match suggesting an Arsenal move is even closer

Gabriel’s move to Arsenal is edging ever closer as he continues to be missing in action for Lille.
Arsenal is reportedly close to signing Magalhaes on a new long term deal after Lille accepted their offer for the 22-year-old, but the Gunners may still have competition from Manchester United and Napoli for his signature.

Multiple sources have reported that the player has chosen Arsenal and it seems only a matter of time before the transfer is confirmed, hopefully tomorrow by all accounts. The latest from his front still points at good news as he was omitted from the team that played a 1-1 draw with Rennes last night.

When one probed further on his status on Flashscore.co.uk, he is listed as inactive for the game.

Gabriel will be the second defender that joins Arsenal from Ligue 1 this summer when the Brazilian is eventually announced as an Arsenal player and he will become the latest Brazilian in Mikel Arteta’s squad joining the likes of David Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli and Willian.

William Saliba is the other former Ligue 1 defender that will be enjoying a debut campaign with Arsenal when this season gets underway.

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8 Comments

  1. Fidel . O says:

    Tired of this Gabriel thing. I have decided to switch from it all. If he is ours, he is ours. If he is not…. Then it be.

    1. RSH says:

      It’s done. He’ll be ours early this week. Couldn’t take another week of reading about this guy either haha.

  2. GunnerDev says:

    What a unique refreshing article. 🙄

    1. Maxis says:

      I smell sarcasm…lol.

      Lille president has made it clear the player is leaving, so it’s understandable if he is missing on their team sheet. Does that mean he is leaving for Arsenal?

  3. jon fox says:

    I admit to being a cynic. Due to my age, experiences in life nd long time as a fan of our club could I be anything else and remain relatively sane!

    But EVEN I am now beginning to sense that the Gabriel transfer is actually about to finalise and I believe he wil be officially ours within hours or a day or two at latest. All the signs and many reports are saying this is on. And a cynic who is never a realist is someone I usually scorn. So I’d better not be one then!

    1. Sue says:

      In other words you came out from behind your sofa to watch Sky Sports News 😉😂 and they confirmed it!

      1. jon fox says:

        SUE THAT SOFA IS MY COMFORT BLANKET! CAT HAIRS, SCRATCH MARKS, TEA STAINS AND ALL!

        BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO OFFICIAL SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT.

        JUST A REPORT,ON SKY, WHICH IS NOT A CONFIRMATION, THAT THE IMMINENT SIGNING IS CLOSE.

  4. John Menzies says:

    Arsenal would only have themselves to blame if someone came in and stole him at the last minute as we always take 4ever to get deals over the line.

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