EPL: Arsenal second signing to be announced this week


If emerging reports are to be believed, then Arsenal will have their second summer signing announced before the end of this week as they are reported to have agreed on a deal with French Ligue 1 outfit Lille for Brazilian international, Gabriel Magalhaes.

Gabriel Magalhaes is one of the players Mikel Arteta seeks to have in his club next season as he hopes to begin the rebuilding process at the club and it might just be happening with claims that the Gunners have had their offer of £27 million-plus bonuses accepted.

Italian Serie A club, Napoli are also keen on the signature of the Lille player and it is claimed that they have submitted the same bid as Arsenal which leaves the decision to the player to make.

However, journalists close to the player’s camp have hinted, via their Twitter handles that Gabriel Magalhaes has already made up his mind to join the North London club and he is expected to make it public this week.

Lille president have also confided that the 22-year-old defender is set to make his choice as he is expected to leave the club this week.

An official announcement is being awaited from Gabriel Magalhaes by the two clubs for his move away from the Ligue 1 side to be completed this week.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.