Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta provides major Gabriel Magalhaes transfer update

Gabriel Magalhaes is on the verge of completing his move from Lille to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal are on the brink of completing the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille.

Arsenal have beaten the likes of Napoli and Manchester United to the Brazilian centre-halves services after agreeing a £27million fee with the Ligue 1 club.

‘Everything is okay when both parties sign,’ said Arteta. ‘Sometimes that in the last stages isn’t easy but we are pretty positive we can do it.

‘When we get him I will be pleased. He’s a player we followed and we’re determined he’s the right profile for our squad.’

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