Respected journalist David Ornstein makes big Gabriel claim

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has revealed that Arsenal’s move for Lille defender, Gabriel Magalhaes is completed and it just remains for the Gunners to announce his arrival.

The Brazilian has been one of Arsenal’s top target for this summer’s transfer window.

His fine performances after breaking into Lille’s first team over the past two seasons prompted top European teams to take notice of him.

He was part of the Lille team that qualified for the Champions League at the end of the 2018/19 season and he starred for them in the European competition last season.

Several teams wanted to sign him including Napoli and Everton, but Arsenal has won the race for his signature.

The Gunners have spent some time signing Brazilian players recently and the defender will join David Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli and Willian at the Emirates when he officially becomes an Arsenal player.

Ornstein was asked on Twitter by an Arsenal fan if there is a new update on the defender’s move because it was dragging on for too long and he replied that the transfer has already been completed and the Brazilian is simply isolating in England.

He replied: “It isn’t dragging on Scott – Gabriel has signed, is in quarantine and it’s just a matter of Arsenal announcing it. So nothing to be worried about”

Tags David Ornstein Gabriel Magalhaes


  1. Good news that Ornstein has confirmed Gabriels signing and hey what about Saliba it feels like he is a new signing too and Willian.
    Miki’s gone and other deadwood rumours getting louder,two trophies won.
    Arteta is the Pep !

  2. Mikel is Mikel….
    Inherited a complete mess, and turning it around faster than ever expected! 2 Trophies in 2 months, better record than spuds in 20 years…lol

    When has pup ever not had everything laid out perfectly for him?

  3. Arsenal board should have known that Arteta is a good manager, and they need to support him in aquire some players that will bring new player so that the club will be fortified.pls give Arteta what ever he need to raise the club to a greater heights.

    1. Arsenals transfer are always like that dragging their feat for only God knows why, confirming is different from presenting just look at Chelsea within few days they have signed and announce the signing of Thiago Silva and he’s also from France and am sure he will also undergo 14 days isolation protocol so why is that of Arsenal different.

  4. Let’s do the next deals; Partey, ceballos and any swap for Guendouzi and Torreira. But don’t even try to touch my number one, Martinez.

  5. My Gunners family I really feel delighted of two trophies in just a month ago but let the ARSENAL board stun us with our main man Thomas Partey others they know by themselves

  6. Great to hear the Gabriel deal is done. About time too. Next on the list: Get Auba sign his extension, get Partey, Ceballos and Aouar by selling Guendouzi, Socrates and Torreira. Also MA seems to have turned Elneny into a decent midfielder. Up the Gunners!

    1. Don’t have hopes my friend. 200% we are champions I don’t see who can stop us. Wait and see how we shower Fulham with a load of goals to welcome them back.

  7. While Thomas Partey might be a top defensive midfielder, his ridiculous greed had turned me off. His wage demand of over 200,000 pounds weekly, is more than three times his current salary of 65,000 pounds weekly at Athletico Madrid. Amadou Diawara is much cheaper, in cost of purchase and weekly salary. Based on players statistics, he’s not that far behind and he is younger. Arsenal should get Diawara and Aouar instead.

  8. I agree with Wayne. Diawara is younger & theres not much in it between the 2 players. With Artetes coaching could be even better.

  9. With way Arsenal is playing , Amadou Diawara , Coutinho and Aouar would be okay to boost the team,

    They only need to work together mentally.

    I read Socrates is been sold at €4.5m to Napoli, and arsenal would be getting €1m from Micki and his agent for cancellation.

    Hope Guendouzi and Torreira are sold ASAP to generate funds,

    If Martínez continues at this rate, he’ll see his stock rise very fast.

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