Gabriel Magalhaes on the verge of joining Arsenal
The Lille centre-half has been linked with the Gunners for quite a while now. However, reports on Thursday claimed that Manchester United had swooped in with a late bid to hijack the deal. (h/t The Telegraph)
Following this, it was claimed that the 22-year-old had decided to delay his decision on a transfer. However, it now seems that he has taken a call on his future, with the defender completing a medical.
While our backline showed great improvement over the second half of the 2019/20 campaign, chinks remain in the armour. Victor Lindelof remains unconvincing, as seen in the Europa League semi-final against Sevilla, while Eric Bailly doesn’t seem to go through a full season without being injured.
So bringing in someone like Gabriel, who has speed, is comfortable with the ball at his feet and, more importantly, is a left-footed defender, would have been a great move.
However, as always, it seems like Ed Woodward & co. left it a little too late to make a move for Gabriel.
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Our rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have all confirmed new signings already. Now, Arsenal too seem to be closing in on a signing.
We need to act fast and in a decisive manner in the transfer market, or risk being left behind.