Gabriel Magalhaes sends message to Mikel Arteta after failed Arsenal move

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 16 Feb 2020 1:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Gabriel Magalhaes sends message to Mikel Arteta after failed Arsenal move Arsenal target Gabriel has talked up a move to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Magalhaes admits he would ‘love’ to play in the Premier League and has refused to rule out a move to Arsenal in the summer.Mikel Arteta was desperate to bring in a central defender in January after Calum Chambers suffered a season-ending knee injury and Lille star Gabriel was identified as a realistic target at the start of the window.Lille reportedly rejected several ‘firm offers’ from Arsenal for Gabriel and the north London club went on to complete a six-month loan deal for Flamengo’s Pablo Mari.But the Gunners have maintained an interest in Gabriel and are expected to return with another bid for the Brazilian at the end of the campaign.ADVERTISEMENT The defender was asked about Arsenal’s interest in French television (Picture: Telefoot)It’s understood Lille have slapped a £30million price tag on the player they signed for just £1.5m back in 2016.AdvertisementAdvertisementGabriel’s performances this season have caught Everton’s attention, as well as Arsenal, and it’s clear the centre-back has one eye on a potential switch to England.Asked whether joining Arsenal is a possibility in the future, Gabriel told Telefoot: ‘Maybe, I don’t know.‘But I would love to play in the Premier League.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta has satisfied with Arsenal’s business this winter after Mari and Cedric Soares arrived through the doors at the Emirates.On Mari, Arteta said: ‘He is a player who has big experience, he’s played in this country and in different leagues.‘He knows what it means. He has been very willing to go to another top club. He has that desire and that commitment.‘I followed him a few seasons ago and I really like what he can bring and it was the right conditions for us as well to try and improve the squad.’MORE: N’Golo Kante delivers top four prediction ahead of Chelsea vs Manchester Unitedlast_img

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