Gunners confirm Gabriel signing

Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian central defender, Gabriel, from French outfit, Lille.

The 22-year-old has arrived at the Emirates on a long-term deal for a fee in the region of £24m after appearing 34 times for the Ligue 1 club during the last campaign.

Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, was delighted to get the deal over the line, explaining: “We welcome Gabriel to Arsenal. He has many qualities which will make us stronger as a defensive unit and as a team. 

“He has proved with Lille that he is a defender with many outstanding attributes and we are looking forward to watching him grow as an Arsenal player.”

(Quotes courtesy of Arsenal Football Club –


Brian Jeeves