Arsenal sign Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille on five-year deal

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille Olympique Sporting Club for a reported fee of £27-million.

“Central defender Gabriel has joined us from French side Lille on a long-term contract. The 22-year-old Brazilian has completed his move and will wear our number 6 shirt,” read a statement on the club’s website.

Mikel Arteta added: “We welcome Gabriel to Arsenal. He has many qualities which will make us stronger as a defensive unit and as a team. He has proved with Lille that he is a defender with many outstanding attributes and we are looking forward to watching him grow as an Arsenal player.”

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