The Gunners are set to announce the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes this week after the Lille centre-back signed a five-year contract, as indicated by reports.
Arsenal have just completed a deal to sign Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea this summer however Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is interested to fortify his squad significantly more ahead of the new season.
Gabriel Magalhaes had pulled in enthusiasm from a few clubs including Napoli and Manchester United but Arsenal won the race and have agreed a £27m deal with Lille.
As per Fabrizio Romano, the 22-year-old has now completed his medical with Arsenal and has put signed a five-year deal.
The Gunners are currently planing to officially announce their new signing before the week’s end.
Gabriel Magalhaes is anticipated to form another partnership alongside William Saliba at the core of Arsenal’s defence.
William Saliba spent last season on loan at Saint-Etienne, the 19-year-old is currently training with Arsenal and delivered a strong performances in a pre-season friendly against MK Dons on Tuesday.
Report guarantee that Gabriel Magalhaes had intrigued Arsenal scouts so much that he was head of their suggestion list which was submitted to the club’s hierarchy ahead of the summer’s transfer window.