04 Mar 2022 | 05:15 | Football
Ben White in Arsenal shirt
Gabriel Magalhaes joins Arsenal as one of the most promising central defenders in Europe. However, no one is sure that Gabriel can quickly adapt to the Premier League environment.
Initially, Gabriel had difficulty communicating in English. But gradually, this player became an irreplaceable name. Along with Ben White, Gabriel helps Arsenal defense become much more solid.
However, few people know that Gabriel almost moved to Everton. Without the advice of Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal probably would not have succeeded in owning Gabriel.
Specifically, Gabriel shared: “Lille is a great club, a club that specializes in selling players, so I knew I had to show myself. In the winter (2019/20 season) before the tournament ended. on the contrary, I intend to sign for Everton.I even went through the medical examination.
But after that, the deal could not be completed. I figured I would leave after that season. I spoke with Napoli, Everton again, but in the end, I chose Arsenal thanks to Nicolas Pepe. He told me great things about Arsenal.”
Gabriel played 44 times for the Gunners, scoring 5 goals and now giving this club a great chance to return to the Champions League next season.