4.30pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gabriel ANNOUNCED by Willian and Luiz, ‘Aubameyang contract DONE’, Ceballos latest – The Sun

GABRIEL MAGALHAES is an Arsenal player!

The defender has been unveiled to fans by fellow Brazilians Willian and David Luiz in a video call over Facebook.

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  • ARTETA'S MAGIC

    Gabriel Magalhaes has revealed that a phone call from new boss Mikel Arteta convinced him that Arsenal was the right place for him.

    The defender, 22, was a target for a host of European clubs including Manchester Unuted and PSG.

    Gabriel said that the personal time and effort that Arteta put into the deal was pivotal in helping him make his decision.

    He said: “Having the coach himself calling you to say he wants you in his squad motivates you a lot, that is the very reason I am here today.

  • GABRIEL'S NEW NUMBER

    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.

  • GABRIEL'S A GUNNER

    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.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Magalhaes is now an Arsenal player after being unveiled in a Facebook call with Willian and David Luiz.

    And a Twitter unveiling soon follow to the delight of the supporters.

  • £25m RAHMA DRAMA

    Arsenal are ready to meet Brentford's £25million valuation for winger Said Benrahma.

    According to 90.mim, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is preparing a bid to take him to the Emirates.

    Arsenal have already raided Brentford and taken their head of set pieces and indiviual development Andreas Georgson, along with their goal-keeping coach Inaki Cana.

    Benrahma is flattered by the attention but is currently focused on his career at Brentford.

    Speaking to the Mirror he said: “I was really flattered.

    “But, at the same time, I am so focused about getting out of the Championship with Brentford that I do not pay too much attention, but it gives me confidence.”

  • MAGALHAES MANIA

    Arsenal fans are bracing themselves for the imminent arrival of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

    The club have teased fans by announcing that Daud Luiz and Willian will be joined by a 'special guest' in a group caht video, with both players saying: 'You don't want to miss this one.'

    This caused a Twitter frenzy with the fans who made their feelings about the player known.

    One fan tweeted: 'Welcome gabriel.'

  • TORREIRA TOGGLE

    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.

  • OZIL'S ARSENAL ODE

    Mezut Ozil expressed his love for Arsenal and ex-manager Arsen Wenger in an Instagram post celebrating seven years at the club.

    In the post he shared a picture of himself and Wenger with a love heart and said that if given the chance 'he would do it all again.'

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    7 years ago I joined the @Arsenal family and Mon. Wenger ❤️🙏🏼 And I would not hesitate to do it all over again. #anniversary #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö

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  • BENRAHMA BID

    Arsenal are ready to meet Brentford's £25million valuation for winger Said Benrahma.

    According to 90.mim, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is preparing a bid to take him to the Emirates.

    Arsenal have already raided Brentford and taken their head of set pieces and indiviual development Andreas Georgson, along with their goal-keeping coach Inaki Cana.

    Benrahma is flattered by the attention but is currently focused on his career at Brentford.

    Speaking to the Mirror he said: “I was really flattered.

    “But, at the same time, I am so focused about getting out of the Championship with Brentford that I do not pay too much attention, but it gives me confidence.”

  • PHYSCOLOGICAL WARFARE

    Arsenal's Emiliano Martinez toyed with Liverpool's brains before their Community Shield penalty shootout.

    He cheekily asked Liverpool Captain Virgil van Dijk if he 'was sure' about them going first in the Community Shield penalty shootout.

    Martinez's chess move worked perfectly as Liverpool did go first, and Arsenal went on to beat Liverpool 5-4 in the shootout.

    Arsenal fans revelled in the tactic and took to Twitter to express their joy.

  • NEW PRESIDENTIAL ROLE

    Ken Friar is to step down as Arsenal's executive director and become the club's life president at the age of 86.

    Friar has been working for Arsenal for 70 years, starting off in the box office in 1950, the club secretary in 1973, and managing director 10 years later.

    When Arsenal moved from Highbury to the Emirates stadium, Frasier oversaw the move.

    Speaking on his years at the club, Fraser told the club's website: “Every day of my working life has been at this great club and i have treasured them all.

    “It has been a honour and privilege to see the club grow whilst maintaining its core traditions and values.”

  • INDOOR FRIENDLY

    Arsenal are scheduled to take on Queens Park rangers behind closed today in a friendly at London Colney, according to Arsenal Fixture News.

    The team will consist of both first team and reserve palyers.

    The friendly will be the first of three that Arsenal will have behind closed doors before the new season.

  • HOLDING FIRM

    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.

  • FIXTURES UPDATED

    A reminder that Arsenal’s opening fixtures and kick-off times have been changed.

    There have been some tweaks to the original schedule so that broadcasters can have their say.

    Here are confirmed kick-off times and TV broadcasters for the opening games.

    • Sat Sept 12 – Fulham (A) 12.30pm – BT Sport
    • Sun Sept 20 – West Ham (H) 2pm – Sky Sports
    • Mon Sept 28 – Liverpool (A) 8pm – Sky Sports

    PIPPED AT THE POST

    Arsenal were serious in their chase for Ajax star Donny van de Beek, who has now all-but been unveiled by Manchester United.

    The Dutchman, 23, was part of the Amsterdam side that tore through Europe’s most prestigious clubs in the Champions League just over 18 months ago.

    And the Gunners were keen to sign him during Ajax’s famous campaign, but when the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong were close to leaving the club.

    Van de Beek did end up staying for another season in Amsterdam, but is now leaving for United for an initial £35.6million.

    According to the Athletic, United think they have pulled off a serious coup to sign the player.

    Ironically it was Highbury legend Dennis Bergkamp, the father of Van de Beek's girlfriend, who encouraged him to move to Old Trafford.

    ICYMI – CEBALLOS LATEST

    Dani Ceballos reportedly “turned down” three bids from Italy and Spain in order to re-join Arsenal.

    That is the behaviour of a player who likes the club and the manager.

    Another small reminder of what a good job Mikel Arteta is doing.

    Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Simple loan from Real Madrid.

    “Contracts signed for Gabriel – no problem, it’s 100 per cent done.”

    SOK IT TO 'EM

    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.

    ON THE SCH-ELF

    Arsenal are braced for a double transfer swoop from Schalke for Sead Kolasinac and Emiliano Martinez, according to reports.

    The German side are keen on the Gunners defender and impressive stand-in goalkeeper.

    Kolasinac, 27, has already been strongly linked with his former side after falling behind Kieran Tierney in Mikel Arteta's pecking order.

    And with the club nearing a deal for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, first-team opportunities may be limited.

    Sky Sports Germany report on Kolasinac's “private reasons” for wanting to return to Schalke.

    The exact nature of the defender's unhappiness in England is unknown but it is noted that he feels at home with the Bundesliga club.

    GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Arsenal fans may have the news they have been anxiously waiting on after reports skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s new contract is “done”.

    BT Sport’s Jake Humphrey tweeted the news that he had been told the Gabon striker’s future was secured.

    Another man who is set to stay is midfielder Dani Ceballos.

    The Spaniard had returned to Real Madrid after his loan deal expired and was spotted training with Los Blancos.

    But reports suggest Mikel Arteta has convinced him to return to the Emirates and Real Madrid will green light another loan deal.

    And another big signing should be announced any day now with Gabriel Magalhaes waiting in the wings.

    Indications are the Brazilian defender could be officially confirmed in the next 24 hours or so.

    Outcast Mesut Ozil has lucrative offers on the table from Saudi Arabia and Qatar but is set to stay.

    The £350,000-a-week man has received contact via his agent from Saudi side Al-Nassr, according to The Telegraph.

    And in a shock U-turn, Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to be offered a new contract once Aubameyang’s deal is done.

    The new England call-up had been set to leave and will be retained alongside Argentine keeper Emi Martinez, The Mirror reports.

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Roma on a permanent deal and Sead Kolasinac could also be heading for the exit after Bild reported he may rejoin Schalke.

    UP AND AWAY

    Long-term Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano has been linked with Manchester United.

    ESPN reports the Red Devils are interested in the RB Leipzig star.

    But Sky Sports suggest it will be “very difficult” for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to poach him this summer.

    Upamecano signed a new deal until 2023 at the end of July.

    KOL IT OFF

    Sead Kolasinac could be heading to Germany to rejoin Schalke, according to reports.

    Bild reports Schalke want a one-year loan with an option to buy.

    The report states Kolasinac is willing to accept a pay cut to £85,000 a week and the clubs will split the cost.

    It is thought he wants to walk straight in as club captain.

    MAIT ME AN OFFER

    Arsenal want to tie down Emiliano Martinez and Ainsley Maitland-Niles to new contracts… once they agree a new deal with skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    FA Cup final sensation Martinez kept the No1 shirt ahead of fit-again Bernd Leno for last Saturday's Community shield clash with Liverpool.

    While Wolves target and England squad new-boy Maitland-Niles also shone at Wembley.

    The Mirror say Arteta is also focusing on retaining Argentine keeper Martinez, 27, whose situation is being monitored by Aston Villa.

    And the Spanish boss has in effect done a U-turn on versatile Maitland-Niles, who seemed on his way out at the end of last season.

    OH DANI BOY

    Dani Ceballos is set to return to Arsenal for a second loan spell from Real Madrid.

    Spanish outlet Sexta and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed the news.

    EN-EMERY

    Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery was blasted by new Chelsea signing Thiago Silva's agent.

    The two spent time together at PSG but Paulo Tonietto has laid into the former Gunners manager.

    He told L'Equipe: “PSG lost two years the day they appointed him.

    “His problem is that he has trouble managing the stars. When he went to Arsenal, the first player he got angry with was Mesut Ozil.

    “He's a good coach to play in the Europa League, not the Champions League. The suit was too big for him. He was a terrible coach for PSG.

    “If there had been a coach of another calibre during these two years, PSG would have already won the Champions League.”

    TAKING THE MKH

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan has left Arsenal to join Serie A side Roma permanently.

    The former Manchester United man spent last season on loan in the Italian capital.

    And now the Gunners have confirmed they agreed to terminate his contract by mutual consent to allow the permanent transfer.

    The Armenian made 59 appearances for Arsenal in all comps, bagging nine goals and 13 assists.

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