sport news Arsenal confirm £27m signing of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes

Arsenal CONFIRM £27m signing of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes after club teased appearance of a 'special guest' alongside fellow Brazilians Willian and David Luiz in a video call Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes The Gunners have been linked with a move for the highly-rated star all summer  Club teased fans by saying David Luiz and Willian will be joined by 'special guest' Magalhaes was then brought into the video call as he was welcomed by the pair Boss Mikel Arteta said he would bring 'outstanding qualities' to their defence 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 15:39 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 17:15 BST, 1 September 2020

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Arsenal have finally confirmed the £27million signing of defender Gabriel Magalhaes - as the club unveiled him during a live clip on social media.

The Brazilian has signed a long-term deal and will wear the number six shirt as he becomes Mikel Arteta's fourth major signing of the summer.  

The club had teased fans by announcing that David Luiz and Willian will be joined by a 'special guest' in a group chat video, showing a picture of both players alongside a silhouette with a question mark, saying: 'You don't want to miss this one!'

Arsenal have confirmed the £27million the signing of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes

 Arsenal have confirmed the £27million the signing of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes

Willian and David Luiz appeared in a video chat and teased the arrival of a 'special guest'

Willian and David Luiz appeared in a video chat and teased the arrival of a 'special guest' 

Luiz hinted ramped up excitement by suggesting another Brazilian was joining Arsenal

Luiz hinted ramped up excitement by suggesting another Brazilian was joining Arsenal 

They hinted that both players would reveal their fellow Brazilian as a Gunners player with the quote: 'I'm not sure I can talk about it yet... Let's call him!'

The clip starts with Luiz congratulating Willian on his move to the Emirates, with the winger replying: 'I'm so happy we will soon be together. Let's go full throttle and win trophies.

Luiz then says 'It's so good that our little Brazilian family keeps growing', and adds that he has 'heard the family will get even bigger'. The pair then mention Magalhaes before deciding to invite him into the call to ask if he has joined.

The defender appears in an Arsenal shirt, saying 'what's up boys?' as he is welcomed by his compatriots. 'I'm so happy to be here with you guys. Let's make it count,' he adds. 'I cannot wait, let's win trophies. We've already started well!' 

Magalhaes was then introduced and admitted his pride after being officially unveiled

Magalhaes was then introduced and admitted his pride after being officially unveiled 

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