Napoli makes late move to hijack Arsenal’s Gabriel move

Napoli has made a late attempt to convince Gabriel to ignore a move to Arsenal and join them, according to Sky Sports.

The Brazilian seemed to be on his way to Arsenal earlier today after three teams including the Gunners had a bid for him accepted.

He has reportedly spoken with all the teams and was impressed more by Arsenal’s proposal, but Napoli isn’t giving up on his chase that easily, according to the report.

It claims that the Italians are making another effort to see him choose them instead of Mikel Arteta’s side and the offer being made to him is “a big salary deal”.

Gabriel has emerged as a top transfer target for Arsenal recently as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his defence after a problematic campaign.

Gabriel is one of several defenders that have been linked with a move to the Emirates this summer, but with Lille more than happy to sell, he looks like the target that will join Mikel Arteta’s revolution.

The 22-year-old was also wanted by Everton, but the report claims that the Toffees are firmly behind in the race to sign him now.

Gabriel will become the second defender from the French Ligue 1 that will debut for Arsenal in the coming season if he does eventually sign as the Gunners will be welcoming William Saliba from his loan spell at Saint Etienne as well.

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  1. After reading everywhere that we’ve won the race for him ,a lot of us are going to be very disappointed if we don’t end up signing Gabriel !

  2. Looked on sky bet and he has been removed so looks like he as signed for someone ,we was 1/10 on fav last time I saw ,but like the Article says sky reported that Napoli had come in with a big offer last night .

    1. Whilst we’re on tenterhooks!! 😄
      Apparently he wants to come to us, but money talks, so we shall see….

      1. Transfer checker is saying someone placed big on him coming here at 1/10 on 😂not sure they are goi g to see much return on that bet .

  3. If he wants to wait for Napoli offer then he doesn’t want to play for us enough, i would like to see him here he looks a great prospect and hopefully he will make the right decision.

  4. To be fair, it’s all media talk. At no point has either Lille, Arsenal or Gabriel said they are involved with each other.

    Saying that, when events dont occur then arsenal get the slack. When they do, the excitement isnt as voicous as the negativity towards the club. Pondering this thought 🤔

    But on the point of if this occurs, well he is exactly what we need for the new type of defender football is after and yes I hope he joins arsenal. He knows Pepe and will bond well with Saliba as ex french league players and of similar age And he will join complete the set of Brazilians we have. Basically he will not have trouble settling in and focusing on being a big talent in the EPL.

    And if he joins Napoli it’s either because he was driven by money or because he wants to be loyal to his initial agreement. So we learn nothing about his character either way!!

    I just hope if he joins he is worth all the chasing. It’s not like Barca, Madrid or City who all need a defender is after him!!

    1. City is after Koulibali.. So Napoli needs Gabriel to replace him..
      This situation reminds me of our transfer battle with Napoli years back over Higuain from Madrid.

      I hope Arsenal wins this time

  5. I read somewhere that Napoli are not in Europe next season. If that is correct then perhaps it could work in our favour.

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