'Arteta values him': Arsenal won't cash in on £50m player this summer despite interest - journalist
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'Arteta values him': Arsenal won't cash in on £50m player this summer despite interest - journalist

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes is unlikely to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, according to journalist Paul Brown.

The 24-year-old Gunners defender has been a sensation at Arsenal since his £27million move from Lille just under two years ago.

Gabriel was one of the Gunners’ most consistent performers last term, making 35 Premier League appearances.

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He also formed an impressive defensive partnership with Ben White.

Only the top four kept more clean sheets than Arsenal in 2021-22.

Unsurprisingly, Gabriel’s form has led to speculation linking him with other clubs.

Earlier this month, The Independent reported that Juventus were interested in signing Gabriel.

Miguel Delaney also claimed that the £50million-rated Brazilian and his camp are open to a move to the Serie A giants.

“He seems perfectly happy”

However, Brown is confident Gabriel won’t be going anywhere this summer.

Speaking to GiveMeSport, the Daily Star journalist said: “I think Arsenal still need to strengthen in defensive areas.

“But they have a clear first-choice pairing in Gabriel and Ben White.

“I don’t think Gabriel’s going anywhere this summer.

“He seems perfectly happy and I know Arteta values him quite highly.

“He’s got a really good partnership going with White and the two work quite well together.”

Paul Merson, writing in the Daily Star earlier this month, also felt Arsenal won’t be entertaining bids for Gabriel.

“Arsenal fans don’t need to worry about Gabriel even though Juventus showed interest in him this summer,” he wrote.

“I think he will stay at the club. I mean he plays every week. It’s not like he’s not playing. I don’t think he’d leave to join Juventus.

“Him and Ben White look very very solid together and Mikel Arteta clearly rates him very highly. He’s been their first choice for a while now.

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