Arsenal has announced the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille for £25M
On joining the Gunners from French team Lille, Arsenal has confirmed new jersey number for Gabriel Magalhaes.
The north London club made announcement few hours ago on their Instagram handle about signing Brazilian defender from Lille.
They stated “..Welcome to Arsenal, Gabriel.. It’s official! Gabriel is a Gunner!” The Brazilian is very delighted to be joining the London club.
After signing William Saliba, Arsenal have bolstered their defensive options with the signing of Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes for a fee believed to be in the region of £27million.
Gabriel Magalhaes has become Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer after Cedric Soares, Pablo Mari and former Chelsea winger Willian.
Gabriel will wear the number 6 jersey at Arsenal. The shirt has been vacant in North London for just over the past year, with it last being worn by former captain Laurent Koscielny. Before that, the likes of Tony Adams and Martin Keown had also donned that particular number.
At Lille, Gabriel most recently wore No.4, but that is already occupied at the Emirates Stadium by William Saliba, who could partner Gabriel in a new-look Arsenal back-line this season.