Gabriel Magalhaes has been a key figure for Arsenal since joining the club from Lille in 2020.
Recent speculation surrounding his future at the club has emerged amid reported interest from other clubs, which the Gunners should immediately wave away.
He has also shown leadership among the defence, which is certainly worthy of a vice-captaincy role ahead of next season.
Martin Odegaard is set to be the club captain if reports are to be believed, but there is still space for the vice-captaincy which should go to Gabriel.
For this reason, Arsenal should not be entertaining any transfer.
Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo reported that Barcelona had ended their interest in Gabriel after being priced out for the defender towards the end of last season.
According to Italian football expert Alfredo Pedulla via The Express, Juventus want to sign Gabriel ahead of the new season.
The Express claim that Arsenal would be looking for €40m to allow him to leave, which is a staggeringly low amount for a player of such huge importance.
His influence since coming into the club has been clear, and when he isn’t playing, Arsenal’s chances of securing a win or a clean sheet decline by a huge margin.
Gabriel and recent summer signing Ben White are developing an excellent partnership at the heart of the defence.
The two players have created a foundation for Arteta’s rebuilding process that further proves Edu is getting his recruitment policy spot on.
Speaking to Arsenal.com earlier in the season about the partnership, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said, “They’ve both been signed since I was here because they have the profile and the qualities that we are looking for.”
Ever since David Luiz’s departure ahead of the previous campaign, Gabriel took over as the leader in defence, so he should be in consideration for the vice-captaincy position.
The Brazilian’s influence on the pitch and in the dressing room stresses the fact that he should not be sold so close to the beginning of the new season.
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