Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has come out to say that Gabriel Magalhaes is a player who will improve his squad.
He, however, revealed that a deal for the Brazilian defender is yet to be finalised.
According to him, Gabriel is a player the club has followed for a long time and he hopes the deal could be done soon.
He added that Magalhaes is the right profile to improve the team and he would be happy to have him under his care.
His words, “Regarding Gabriel we can’t announce anything yet,”
“The deal is not finalised.
“You all know that he is a player that we have followed for a long time and hopefully we can get it done.
“Everything is OK when both parties sign, the club and the player agrees the terms and he goes through the medical.
“Sometimes in the final stages it is not as easy as it looks but, again, we are pretty positive that we can do it.”
“When we get it, I will be very pleased,”
“He’s a player we followed and were very determined that he was the right profile for us to improve our squad. If we are able to finalise it we will be delighted.
“We are trying to finalise the deal, that’s what I can tell you at the moment.”