Gabriel Magalhaes flies in for Arsenal medicals

Gabriel Magalhaes flies in for Arsenal medicals

Lille defender, Gabriel Magalhaes, is set to complete a £22.6m move to Arsenal within the next 24 hours, the UK Metro reports.

The Brazilian is set to undergo a medical with the Gunners on Thursday, after both clubs agreed a fee.

Lille accepted offers from Arsenal and Napoli, but the 22-year-old has decided to move to the Emirates.

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Mikel Arteta identified defence as a major weakness when he arrived last December and his tactics in the second half of the campaign were designed to cover up their deficienccies at the back.

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However, Arteta wants to play a more expansive style of football next term and he believes that Gabriel – along with William Saliba – will allow him to play a higher line.

Gabriel will arrive in London on Thursday to undergo his medical and then sign a five-year deal with the club.

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He will become Arsenal’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea.

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