GABRIEL MAGALHAES has finally been announced as an Arsenal player.

And Thomas Partey is reportedly hoping to follow the Brazilian to the Emirates, but the Gunners will have to sell players in order to afford him.

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    Sead Kolasinac told pals “I just want to go home” as a move back to Schalke gathers pace.

    Bild reports the Arsenal hardman has already met three times with sports director Jochen Schneider.

    The Bosnian defender, 27, joined the Gunners from Schalke in 2017 but the report states he has maintained fantastic relations with the Bundesliga outfit.

    And he reportedly told his close circle of friends: “I just want to go home and that stadium will explode if we announce it.”

    Schalke are looking to strengthen their options at left-back and Kolasinac‘s return would be a popular signing with fans.


    Villarreal are in for Emiliano Martinez after struggling to get a deal done for Granada’s Rui Silva.

    El Submarino Amarillo have already added Francis Coquelin, Takefusa Kubo and Dani Parejo this summer.

    According to Estadio Deportivo, Martinez is making a viable alternative to Silva between the sticks.

    Unai Emery has reportedly made an enquiry about the availability of the keeper but it will come down to cold hard cash for the North London club.


    The statement adds:

    “The capacity at Emirates Stadium will initially be much reduced due to UK Government guidelines, Premier League directives and our responsibility to apply appropriate social distancing measures to ensure our fans can return as safely as possible.

    “Based on our consultation with various fan groups we anticipate very high demand for the limited tickets available. Taking these factors into account we have determined that Gold season ticket holders and Premium members will have priority access to the limited tickets available.

    “We hope to be able to safely increase the capacity during the 2020/21 season and we will share further information if we are able to allocate tickets to other member.”


    Arsenal have released details of how they will allow season ticket holders into reduced-capacity games at the Emriates.

    Here is a statement on the club’s website:

    “Although our home fixture against West Ham United on Sunday 20 September will be played behind closed doors, based on the current UK Government guidelines, we hope to be able to welcome supporters back to Emirates Stadium on a reduced capacity basis from the Sheffield United game scheduled for Saturday 3 October.

    “While we finalise the details surrounding our reduced capacity matches, we want to update you on our plans to welcome you back to Emirates Stadium safely.

    “In devising an agile plan for the season ahead, we are focused on maximising the number of supporters able to safely attend matches at Emirates Stadium and providing fair and equitable access to the limited tickets available for all season ticket holders.”


    The sale of Lucas Torreira to Fiorentina is not as close as first reported, according to reports in Italy.

    The Uruguayan is one of the players Mikel Arteta has earmarked for a sale after being deemed surplus to requirements.

    Journalist Alfredo Pedulla reported the latest in Italian.


    Gareth Southgate called Ainsley Maitland-Niles to let him know that he was called up to the England squad as he was toasting his own birthday.

    Asked how good the feeling was to be called up, he replied: “He just said: 'I would normally call you, but you are probably getting hassled by the media, so I've just text you to let you know, congratulations you've been called up'.

    “I was just staring at my phone. I didn't know what to reply back to him.

    “I wouldn't say I was nervous, I just had no words to respond. So I am just sitting there thinking: 'is this real?'

    “It didn't make sense to me at the time. It was too good to be true almost.

    “It was my birthday, I got man of the match, I scored a penalty – and then an England call-up – all in the same day. It's crazy.”

    “I left it like five minutes because I didn't know what to say. Literally I had no words for him, my fingers just froze. So I put my phone back down, locked it, and thought – 'surely not!'”


    Gabriel Magalhaes shared a brilliant picture with his father also wearing an Arsenal shirt after completing his move to the Gunners.


    Paris Saint-Germain have launched a £30million bid for Hector Bellerin and are confident of landing a deal, according to reports.

    The two clubs have been locked in negotiations for weeks with Arsenal open to cashing in on the Spaniard.

    Bellerin, 25, is a prime target for the French champions to replace Thomas Meunier who left for Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer.

    While the right-back is not on Mikel Arteta's transfer list, he is open to raising funds to improve other areas of the pitch.

    The Guardian write how PSG have offered an initial £25m with an extra £5m in add-ons.

    Bellerin is happy in London but would be open to a fresh challenge should Arsenal accept the offer, add the Atheltic.


    Arsenal transfer target Dayot Upamecano is not in a rush to make a big transfer move just yet, he has told interested clubs.

    Upamecano said: “I have extended my contract with Leipzig.

    “I am targeted by several clubs, I speak with clubs, but I have time.

    “We will see what happens in the future.

    “The secret of my success? Keep my feet on the ground, no pressure, and my determination.

    “I’ve had this determination since I was a kid. I want to keep working hard to reach the highest level possible.”


    Arsenal new boy Gabriel Magalhaes will follow in the footsteps of the legendary Tony Adams by wearing the No 6 shirt.

    The ex-Lille man's £27million arrival at the Emirates was confirmed on Tuesday.

    And Magalhaes' new shirt number was made official on the club's website.

    It is two away from his favourite jersey number though – with fellow new arrival William Saliba already getting the No 4.

    Some other huge names in the club's history to have worn the No 6 shirt include Laurent Koscielny, Martin Keown and David Rocastle.

    The Gunners were already advertising on their website last night how to buy the 'Gabriel 6' shirt.


    Arsenal can relax after finally signingGabriel Magalhaes for £27million – but might be anxious as PSG are eying Hector Bellerin for £30m.

    Any lingering fears Manchester United might hijack Lille centre-back Gabriel's move were ended as the 22-year-old joined fellow Brazilians Willian and David Luiz in Mikel Arteta's slowly-evolving Gunners' squad.

    Recruiting Gabriel has been Arteta's priority task all summer – along with persuading skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay.

    And after reportedly rejecting two deal offers, Arsenal's main goal-getter Aubameyang is on the brink of signing a new three-year contract.

    But beaten Champions League finalists PSG are reportedly confident of luring Spain right-back Bellerin.

    The French champions are said to have been locked in talks with Emirates officials over the 25-year-old.

    The Guardian claim PSG offered £25m plus £5m add-ons.

    Napoli are understood to be closing on a £3.5million deal for Gunners' centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 32.

    And a strong Arsenal side beat QPR 4-3 in a friendly at the Gunners' London Colney training ground.

    After turning a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead, Arteta saw the Championship side strike twice to level, only for Arsenal to hit a late winner.


    PSG have launched a £30million bid for Hector Bellerin and are confident of landing a deal, according to reports.

    The two clubs have been locked in negotiations for weeks with Arsenal open to cashing in on the Spaniard.

    Bellerin, 25, is a prime target for the French champions to replace Thomas Meunier who left for Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer.

    While the right-back is not on Mikel Arteta's transfer list, he is open to raising funds to improve other areas of the pitch.

    The Guardian say PSG offered £25m plus £5m add-ons.

    Bellerin is happy in London but would be open to a fresh challenge should Arsenal accept the offer, add The Athletic.


    PSG have been linked with a £30milion bid for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin.

    Juventus also shown interest in the Spanish 25-year-old.


    Arsenal could lower their price demand for Lucas Torreira and let Fiorentina know whether they're willing to do business by the weekend, reports claim.

    The midfielder has already played in Italy at Serie A outfit Sampdoria, so will fit in well at Fiorentina.

    They have expressed their desire to buy Torreira but want Arsenal to bring their current asking price down.

    Torreira made 29 league outings for Arsenal last season but has found it hard to earn game time under Gunners' boss Mikel Arteta.


    The moment Willian and David Luiz unveiled Gabriel Magalhaes as an Arsenal player.


    A strong Arsenal side came from 1-0down to beat QPR 4-3 in a friendly at the Gunners' London Colney training ground today.

    Mikel Arteta's men went 3-1 up and hit a late winner after the Championship side levelled at 3-3.

    Explaining the lack of match coverage, QPR's website said: “At the request of the hosts the match wasn't available for streaming.”


    Arsenal new boy Gabriel Magalhaes' old club Lille posted a classy goodbye and good luck message to the Brazilian centre-back.


    Arsenal centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos is reportedly set to sign for Napoli in a £3.5million deal.

    The 32-year-old – who has just one year left on his contract at the Emirates – has been identified by the Serie A side as Kalidou Koulibaly’s replacement.

    Manchester City are believed to have agreed a deal with the Italian outfit to sign Koulibaly.

    And after missing out on Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes to the Gunners, Napoli have turned to the Greek international.

    SunSport reported reported last month how Sokratis was desperate for Arsenal to allow him to join Napoli this transfer window.

    His demand has been granted, with Rai Sport claiming that the North Londoners have accepted a £3.5m bid for him.


    Arsenal are reportedly set to send Rob Holding on loan to Newcastle despite the centre-back's strong display in the Community Shield.

    Holding, 24, impressed in the Gunners' penalty shootout win over Premier League champions Liverpool.

    Yet talkSPORT claim he will move on loan to Newcastle this week.

    Mikel Arteta played a three-man central defence against Liverpool and is reportedly considering letting Sokratis Papastathopoulos go too.

    Kieran Tierney has been drafted in to the left-sided role of Arteta's central three with David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi also liked by the Arsenal boss.

    The £27million signing of Gabriel Magalhaes is expected to be announced soon, with the Lille star likely to bag a first-choice spot.


    Arsenal new boy Gabriel has pledged his allegiance to his new club with a rallying Twitter post.

    The fight for London is a intense battle between London's football clubs, but Gabriel made it clear who he believes London belongs to with a rousing war cry.

    He tweeted: “London is Red!”, in a post that is sure to make him a fan favourite.


    The Gunner's have sealed the deal which will bring Gabriel to the Gunner's.

    Gabriel started his career in Brazil, before moving to Lille in 2017.

    He was loaned out through that year but then established himself as first team regular in the 2018 season back at Lille.

    In the 2019/20 season, gabriel rose to prominence within the squad and featured 36 times in all competitions, gaining a wide array of fans for his sturdy performances.

    The commanding centre half attracted a plethora of admirers due to his unique blend of grit, speed and technique.

    Last season, the 22-year-old won more than 67 per cent of his ground duels and 70 per cent of his aerial duels.

    He also blocked 18 shots in Ligue 1 last season, a stat bettered by just five players.

    His passing is widely regarded as one of his greatest attributes, accurate with 72.3 per cent of his long balls last season.


    Gabriel's signing to Arsenal completes a Brazilian trio including other new signing Willan and David Luiz.

    The Arsenal pair were instrumental in luring Gabriel to the Gunner's, and were on hand to unveil his signing via video chat earleir today.

    Being around his fellow country-men willl help Gabriel settle into Premier League life alot easier, and the trio will add some much-nnede flair to the Arsenal line-up.

    Another Brazilian player set to benefit from the trio is 19-year-old striker Gabreil Martinelli who also joined the club this summer.


    Arsenal have officially announced the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes.

    The 22-year-old will help tighten Arsenal's defence, the club conceded 48 goals in 38 games last season.

    Gabriel will wear the No.6 shirt for Arsenal going into the new campaign.


    Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian defender, Gabriel Magalhaes.

    The Gunners have beaten a host of European clubs to his signature, for a fee believed to be in the region of £25million.

    The defender, 22, is Gunner's boss Mikel Arteta's second signing of the summer, and has signed a five-year contract at the club.

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