Gabriel Magalhaes: So far so good
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Gabriel Magalhaes has been a shining light in Arsenal's underwhelming start to the 20/21 Premier League campaign. 

The 22 Y/O Brazilian Centre Back has cemented his position in Mikel Arteta's starting XI and has claimed Arsenal's player of the month award for both September and October. 

The Gunners Recruited Gabriel in this summer transfer window, signing the Brazilian Centre back from French team Lille for £23.4m.

Gabriel has already proven himself to have been one of the top performing defenders in the Premier league this season so far.

The young Brazilian took to life in the red of Arsenal in impressive fashion when he scored on his debut vs Fulham.

nine appearances in all competitions this season has seen the young defender bolster The Gunners defensive line. 

Gabriel’s top attributes include strength in ariel duels, 1v1 situations and decision making. 

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In an interview with Arsenal Player, Gabriel spoke about his options he faced ahead of his move to north London with Sky Sports reporting that the Brazilian faced interest from Napoli as well as Manchester United during the window. 

The Brazilian commented on the summer transfer by saying:

“I was trying not to hear too much about transfer speculation because you always end up thinking about everything that’s going on”.

After Arsenal came into the equation, he told me about other clubs that were interested, but I chose Arsenal because it was a dream for me.

It’s a club that I really like and always watched on tv, with fantastic history”.

Arsenal is a huge club, one of the biggest in the world, and I told my agent from the start that if Arsenal came in for me, I wanted to wear the shirt, play at the stadium and feel the fans support because it’s a club I’ve always watched”.

“I’m now very pleased to be here today alongside top players. It’s a childhood dream of mine.”

Gabriel looks like the missing piece in the Arsenal jigsaw defensively.

He provides backbone and solidifies that back four. Gabriel has the potential to become one of the best in the Premier league and will hope to lead Arsenal to success in the form of trophies this season and seasons to come.

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