The Gunners are keen on signing Gabriel Magalhaes. But Mikel Arteta is looking to complete two important signings.
The North London club is in talks with Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. According to the reports, the club has two priorities before signing the CB. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is looking to strengthen his backline.
The Club cannot rely on David Luiz and Shakdoran Mustafi. The Gunners are eyeing on a move for the 22-year-old. The 3-time Premier League champions saw their defense struggle under both Arteta and Unai Emery last season. The club conceded 48 goals and finished 8th in the Premier League.
Man United are eyeing on signing the 22-year-old, but according to the reports, Arsenal are leading the race to sign the defender. The North London side are keen on improving their backline for next season.
The Club is looking to boost up their defense this summer. Man Utd and Everton and Napoli are also eyeing on a move for the 22-year-old defender. The reports claim Napoli are willing to offer 27 million dollars for Gabriel Magalhaes.
The Two Priorities of Arsenal
According to Independent, the club is having two things in their minds. The first is a bumper deal for their key player attacker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
The 31-year-old was the star player for Arsenal this season. The Gabon international was the hero for Gunners at the Fa Cup final, scoring two beautiful goals against Chelsea. The North London club secured their 14th Fa cup title.
Arsenal are confident, Aubameyang will sign a new contract and will extend his run at Arsenal. Big Club like Barcelona is also eyeing on the 31-year-old as a replacement for Neymar and Lautaro Martinez.
The second priority for the club is to sign Willian and nothing goes wrong in the particular deal. The Brazilian star said his goodbyes at Chelsea and Stamford Bridge and is looking to join their rivals Arsenal.
According to the reports, the 32-year-old is now going to join the Emirates Stadium on a three-year contract. Mikel Arteta is confident the Brazilian will boost the attacking options of the club.
According to Ray Parlour, the Gunners should consider signing John Stones from Man City rather than Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille. Stones are likely to leave Man City, West Ham are also looking to sign the talented defender.
Ray Parlour in an interview with talkSPORT said: “Arsenal are desperate for a centre-half, so why don’t they take a chance and bid for stones?”
Gabriel and Willian are not only the transfer targets for Arsenal in the summer window. Mikel Arteta is also keen on signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.