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Martin Keown hails Gabriel Magalhaes as a ‘leader’ ahead of his impending £27m move to Arsenal

‘A magnificent player… I think he’s the future’: Martin Keown hails Gabriel Magalhaes as a ‘leader’ ahead of his impending £27m move to Arsenal

  • Magalhaes set to become Arsenal’s second new Brazilian signing this summer 
  • A £25m fee with Lille has been agreed and he has reportedly passed a medical
  • Keown hopes transfer goes through as defender can secure Arsenal at the back

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has hailed Gabriel Magalhaes as a ‘leader’ ahead of his impending £27m move to the Gunners. 

The 22-year-old defender is set to become Arsenal’s second new Brazilian signing this summer after Willian joined on a free transfer from Chelsea. 

Keown told BT Sport: ‘He is really strong. quick, left footed player.

Gabriel Magalhaes is set to become Arsenal’s second new Brazilian signing this summer

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has hailed Magalhaes as a 'leader' ahead of his impending move

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has hailed Magalhaes as a ‘leader’ ahead of his impending move

‘i saw him play against Chelsea for Lille last season. A magnificent player, I think he’s the future, he sees danger and he’s a leader.

‘I sincerely hope this transfer does go…