A number of Arsenal fans have been giving their thoughts on the report in L’Equipe claiming Gabriel Magalhaes has snubbed Mikel Arteta’s Gunners in favour of a switch to Italy.
The Lille defender reportedly has five offers on the table, one of them from Arsenal as well as one from Premier League rivals Everton.
However, the French outlet claims that Gabriel has decided to opt for Serie A side Napoli, who appear poised to make a double swoop from Lille along with Victor Osimhen.
While the report would initially seem concerning for Arsenal fans, there have been several Gunners players in recent years who were linked with the Partenopei but opted for the Emirates Stadium instead.
As a result, quite a few Gunners supporters aren’t too fazed by the reports and some have even joked about an upcoming double swoop for Gabriel and Osimhen.
Below is some of the social media reaction to the report on the £22million-rated ace:
In July Napoli translate to Arsenal
— .. (@koveyP1) July 14, 2020
If it’s Napoli then we might aswell start getting the announcement ready.
— ??? (@AFCHxrry) July 14, 2020
Napoli you say ?
— ً (@Hamza_AFC) July 14, 2020
Napoli? So he’s joining Arsenal then
— Jonh (@afcjonh) July 14, 2020
Napoli interested? Welcome to Arsenal
— Tom?? (follow limit) (@TomAFC__) July 14, 2020
Right so he’s ours then
— Kay?⚪️ (@AdeebKay1886) July 14, 2020
No chance have we lost a negotiation to Napoli tbh.
— Hectör (@HctrPan) July 14, 2020
Gabriel made the move to Lille from Brazilian outfit Avai back in 2016 for just £1.5million, and became a key member of Lille’s first team squad last season, featuring 34 times for the club in all competitions.