Arsenal fans are confident an announcement for Gabriel Magalhaes’ arrival is imminent with the player already interacting with David Luiz.
Mikel Arteta guided Arsenal to his second trophy in charge on Saturday as his side beat Liverpool on penalties in the Community Shield at Wembley.
Luiz played the full 90 minutes and then held his nerve in the penalty shootout to convert from the spot.
Reacting to Luiz’s video on Instagram, Arsenal target Gabriel said: “I was nervous, brother.”
And unsurprisingly that’s left Arsenal fans wild speculating a deal is done on social media.
“He's coming home,” said one fan.
“Mans just gonna announce himself then,” joked another.
“That’s good enough for me – Gabriel is officially a gunner!” concluded a third.
One supporter said: “He's going to announce himself before we do.”
Arsenal have reportedly agreed a £27m deal with Lille for the 22-year-old’s transfer and he has already undergone a medical.
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There appears to be a slight delay in the player putting pen to paper on his contract but Arsenal are confident they have won the race for his signature having seen off competition from the likes of Manchester United.
And former Gunner Martin Keown is certainly excited for the Brazilian’s arrival.
"I sincerely hope so he signs as he’s really strong, quick, left-footed player,” the ex-Arsenal defender told BT Sport.
“I saw him play against Chelsea for Lille last season, I went out to watch him.
“Magnificent player, I think he’s the future. He sees danger and he’s a leader.
“He’s strong, powerful, I sincerely hope this transfer does go through and he becomes an Arsenal player.
“That will really secure them at the back whether it’s going to be a four or a three I think this lad can play in either system.”
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