Gabriel stolen by Arsenal off Man United and Everton

Gabriel stolen by Arsenal off Man United and Everton

Gabriel stolen by Arsenal off Man United and Everton

Brazilian defender Gabriel has signed a long term contract that will see him play for Arsenal next season. The Lillie defender was signed for £27m by Arsenal who beat the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Serie A club Napoli, the defender had made 34 appearances in all competitions last season as Lille finished fourth in Ligue 1.

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Technical director Edu said: “We are delighted to have signed Gabriel. He is a player we have been studying for a while and he was in demand from many clubs, so we are proud to have agreed and completed this transfer with Lille and the player. Gabriel is a player of high quality and Mikel and his coaches are looking forward to integrating him into the club.”

Mikel Arteta said: “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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