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GABRIEL MAGALHAES is set to jet into London for a medical today, according to reports.

And in more good news, the Gunners are said to believe they'll be able to announce a new deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this week.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…

  • QUAR BLIMEY

    The Times report that Gabriel Magalhaes is likely to join Arsenal today but their version of events somewhat conflicts with that of ESPN.

    According to Gary Jacob, Gabriel has already had his medical in France and his agent is now flying to London to push the deal through.

    One of the reasons for this is the Brazilian will be forced to quarantine on arrival as new signings from France are not exempt from the UK government regulations.

    Gabriel is reportedly set to sign a five-year deal worth £80,000 a week.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Magalhaes will fly to London for a medical today, according to reports.

    ESPN sources claim that a £27m fee has been agreed for the Gunners to sign the Brazilian from Lille.

    Gabriel was pulled from the squad to face Rennes on Saturday ahead of his move to Arsenal.

  • MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Incoming Arsenal signing Gabriel Magalhaes was reportedly left awestruck by Mikel Arteta following a phone chat with the Gunners boss.

    It is thought the call helped to convince the Lille star to make a North London switch, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

    The Brazilian is expected to be flying into London imminently, with Arsenal to confirm his signing in the coming days.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal have made an enquiry for Thiago Alcantara as Arteta looks to stun Liverpool and bring the Bayern Munich star to the Emirates.

    The midfielder was reported to be on the verge of moving to Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp is not yet prepared to meet Bayern's £23m asking price as Thiago will be available for free next summer.

    That could leave the door open for Arsenal, but they will need to sell players like Lucas Torreira and Mohamed Elneny to be able to afford the fee themselves.

    In other news, Arsenal defender Rob Holding is reportedly free to complete a transfer to Leeds.

    The Gunners centre-back is reportedly one of FIFTEEN players up for sale at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta targets a huge summer overhaul.

    And finally, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign his new deal with Arsenal this week after coming back from holiday.

  • TAKE THE MIK

    Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the hunt for Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara, according to reports

    The midfielder has been linked with Jurgen Klopp's Reds all summer after telling the Germans he will not be signing a new deal.

    Thiago, 29, is understood to want to move to Anfield and has reportedly agreed personal terms on a four-year deal.

    However, it is thought the Premier League champions are unwilling to pay Bayern’s £29milion asking price, with the player available to discuss a Bosman move from January.

    Now, according to the Mail, Arsenal are ready try to tempt the Spain international – but, also, will not stump up the fee.

  • FEET UP CHALLENGE

    Here is how the off season stacks up for the 'Big Six' clubs ahead of a busy Premier League season.

    United have the joint-shortest break along with Liverpool, with Manchester City a day more, while Arsenal have the shortest rest period.

    Chelsea and Spurs, by comparison, are laughing all the way to the beach bar.

  • DAN THE MAN

    Arsenal reportedly face competition from AC Milan in their quest to sign Dani Ceballos on loan.

    According to the Telegraph, Milan want to take advantage of the Gunners' changes behind the scenes and move for the Spanish midfielder.

    Ceballos was a standout player under Mikel Arteta when football restarted.

    The ex-Real Betis ace still may be given another chance at Real Madrid.

  • RIGHT SAID FRED

  • GABRIEL 'BLOWN AWAY'

    Gabriel Magalhaes was reportedly left awestruck by Mikael Arteta following an Emirates move phone chat with the Gunners boss.

    It is thought the call helped to convince the Lille star to make a North London switch, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

    FA Cup winners Arsenal are the top destination for the Brazilian starlet, despite Napoli matching the club’s £21.6million bid for the player.

    And although Manchester United held late discussions in a battle to sign the Lille star, it appears Gabriel is set to join Arsenal who are strengthening their defence.

    This summer Arsenal officials are thought to have been in contact with Gabriel’s representatives with Arteta keen on adding a new centre-back to his squad.

    But it is thought the Emirates manager may have to sell a few of his existing playing personnel to fund the move for the Brazil Under-20 star.

  • COU VS KOE

    Ronald Koeman is reportedly due to hold talks with Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho in a make or break meeting on the playmaker’s Barcelona future.

    The new Barca boss is expected to speak to the Brazil star after the Champions League final in a bid to persuade him to stay at the Nou Camp, according to Mundo Deportivo.

    Coutinho, 28, is on loan at the Bundesliga champions and could well make an appearance in their highly anticipated clash against PSG tonight.

    And Bayern Munich, who are five-times Champions League trophy winners, are reportedly unlikely to push for a permanent deal for the player.

    This means the midfielder, who is an Arsenal target, could be heading back to his parent club following the final.

    A Champions League victory for the star could reportedly cost Barcelona £4.5million due to a contract clause stating Liverpool should receive the fee if he wins the competition.

  • HOLDING COURT

    Arsenal defender Rob Holding is free to complete a transfer to Leeds, according to reports.

    The Gunners centre-back is reportedly one of FIFTEEN players up for sale at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta targets a huge summer overhaul.

    Holding, 24, made just eight Premier League appearances for the North Londoners this season.

    And, with William Saliba joining up with the squad after his loan at Saint-Etienne as well as the imminent arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, Holding is likely to find opportunities even harder to come by.

    And, according to the Star, Premier League new boys Leeds are keen to take him off of the Gunners' hands.

    Marcelo Bielsa is desperate to bolster his defence and is said to favour Holding because of his Prem experience.

  • FOUR F'S SAKE

    Arsenal’s incoming signing Gabriel Magalhaes will be denied his favourite shirt number with William Saliba pipping him to the No4 jersey.

    The Lille centre-back is closing in on a switch to join the Gunners after a fee of £27million was agreed with the Ligue 1 outfit.

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has stated that the 22-year-old will pen a five-year deal at the Emirates.

    Gabriel is due to arrive in London on Monday, with Arsenal set to announce the move in the coming days.

    Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal, here we go!

    “Total agreement just completed: he will fly on Monday to London to sign his contract until June 2025, €30M to Lille (add ons included), official statement on next week.

    “The deal is finally done.”

  • WORK OF ART

    Arsenal have shared this wonderful piece of artwork featuring Bukayo Saka on their Instagram page.

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    🌶 S A K A#arsenal #saka #bukayosaka #gunners #arsenalfc #readyforsport

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  • GUNNERS FIXTURES

    Here are some upcoming games for Arsenal, when the season resumes.

    That is, of course, after the Community Shield on August 29.

  • UN-PEA-LIEVABLE

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign his new deal with Arsenal this week after coming back from holiday.

    The striker has been enjoying a well-earned break and has dropped several hints an announcement over his new contract is due imminently.

    The Gabon ace, 29, added on an Instagram Live chat with his brother Willy that there would be an announcement soon.

    According to the Times, Arsenal expect to make the long-awaited news public this coming week.

  • LJUNG LIVE THE KING

    Arsenal are saying goodbye to club legend Freddie Ljungberg as he leaves his coaching role in the hope of finding a management position elsewhere.

  • ISOLATION SITUATION

    Gabriel Magalhaes will need to spend two weeks in quarantine after joining Arsenal from Lille.

    The Brazilian, 22, is heading to London after the two clubs agreed a deal for him to join the Gunners.

    But he will need to isolate for two weeks before he can even meet his new North London team-mates.

  • GRATIDAO

    Gabriel Magalhaes has posted an update on his Instagram stories.

    In Portuguese, it says: “Thank you, for the good things, and the bad things that made me grow and mature.”

  • GOT STONES

    Arsenal target John Stones is prepared to fight for his Manchester City future — even if it means putting his Euros dream on the line.

    The centre-back has fallen down the Etihad rankings and was tipped to move this summer.

    But the England international does not want to be shoved out and insists he can force his way back into Pep Guardiola’s plans.

    Boss Pep has already brought in Nathan Ake from Bournemouth for £40million, while Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is a potential £65m buy as well.

    And Stones knows by staying he risks his place in the Three Lions starting XI for the delayed Euro 2020 finals next summer.

    Stones is in the final two years of his £130,000-a-week contract and has so far been kept waiting on an extension.

    Former club Everton — who sold him to City for £47.5million four years ago — West Ham, Arsenal and Chelsea have shown an interest in the 26-year-old.

  • THIA-GO

    Arsenal have reportedly made an enquiry over Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

    The Mail claim both the Gunners and Liverpool are reluctant to meet Bayern Munich's £23million fee.

    Mikel Arteta must offload the likes of Lucas Torreira and Mohamed Elneny first before making a move for the Spaniard.

    Bayern are resigned to losing Thiago this summer, whose contract with the Bundesliga champions expires in 2021.

  • LYON IN WAIT

    Manchester City reportedly approached Lyon about Houssem Aouar after their defeat to Lyon in the Champions League last eight.

    ESPN claim Pep Guardiola's side face competition from Arsenal, who are said to have already offered Matteo Guendouzi as part of a swap deal for the midfielder.

    The report adds that more talks are scheduled between Lyon and the Gunners, so long-term targets City face a fight to leapfrog their Premier League rivals.

  • FINE ART

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reportedly had a key role in persuading Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes to settle on a move to the Emirates.

    As noted by Corriere dello Sport, the Gunners chief seemed to swing things in Arsenal's favour with the Brazilian also considering offers from Manchester United and Napoli.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Magalhaes is heading to London next week to complete his £27million transfer to Arsenal, say sources.

    The Brazil central defender was left out of Lille's 1-1 draw against Rennes yesterday, fuelling speculation he is close to joining the Gunners.

    Reports claim Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is close to getting his man on a five-year deal.

    Manchester United and Napoli were also chasing the South American.

    Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano posted this on Twitter: “Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal, here we go!

    “Total agreement just completed: he will fly on Monday to London to sign his contract until June 2025, €30M to Lille (add ons included), official statement on next week. The deal is finally done.”

  • ART OF THE DEAL

    Arsenal have made an enquiry for Thiago Alcantara as Mikel Arteta looks to stun Liverpool and bring the Bayern Munich star to the Emirates.

    The midfielder was reported to be on the verge of moving to Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp is not yet prepared to meet Bayern's £23m asking price as Thiago will be available for free next summer.

    That could leave the door open for Arsenal, but they will need to sell players like Lucas Torreira and Mohamed Elneny to be able to afford the fee themselves.

  • TOP FLIGHT

    Gabriel Magalhaes will fly to London tomorrow to complete his transfer to Arsenal, according to reports.

    Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Magalhães to Arsenal, here we go! Total agreement just completed: he will fly on Monday to London to sign his contract until June 2025, €30M to Lille (add ons included), official statement on next week.

    “The deal is finally done. afc arsenal transfers

  • MORNING, ARSENAL FANS

    The Gunners finally look to be close to confirming the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, Gabriel is due in London soon to complete his switch to the Emirates.

    A £27million deal is said to be on the verge of being sealed, with the 22-year-old to pen a five-year deal.

    In other news, Arsenal have completed the signing of highly-rated Feyenoord starlet Anass Salah-Eddine on a free transfer.

    And Gunners fans were quick to joke that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah better watch out for his 18-year-old namesake.

    Salah-Eddine, known as ‘Salah’, will join the club’s youth set-up and compete for a spot in Arsenal’s Under-23 side.

    Meanwhile, Freddie Ljungberg has left Arsenal to “pursue other opportunities” as the Swede looks to develop his coaching career.

    And finally, Houssem Aouar is set to snub a move to the Premier League despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.

    Le 10 Sport claim that Juventus are the Lyon star's choice above the Gunners, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

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