Arsenal Will Refuse Any Moves For Gabriel As Juventus Target Defender

Arsenal will refuse any move from Juventus or any other club for central defender Gabriel Magalhães this summer.

Juventus have long had an interest in the 24-year-old, who became a key figure for the Gunners last season.

Gabriel struck up an impressive partnership as the left sided centre back in a pair with Benjamin White, and it’s believed manager Mikel Arteta sees the player as non negotiable.

The Independent’s Miguel Delaney reported on Thursday morning that Juventus have approached Arsenal about the move, but it has since been revealed that the north London side have no interest in selling.

Juventus are keen on signing a central defender this summer with Mattthijs de Ligt intent on leaving the club for Bayern Munich.

The Independent reported that if Arsenal were to receive a bid of at least £50 million, they could be open to selling the Brazilian defender.

Ryan Taylor of the Daily Express, however, has since said that ‘Arsenal have no plans on offloading’ the defender.

Furthermore, there was an acceptance that previous bond between Lisandro Martínez & Erik ten Hag at Ajax would ultimately swing balance, once Manchester United entered the running. Goes without saying, Arsenal have no plans to offload Gabriel Magalhães. #AFC

— Ryan Taylor (@RyanTaylorSport) July 14, 2022

Gabriel and White will face a stiff challenge for their place in the team from French star and Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year William Saliba, who returns to the club after an impressive loan spell at Marseille last season.

With Arsenal back in European competition this season in the Europa League, Arteta is hopeful of building a squad which will be able to last the season.

Injury problems saw Arsenal go from one win away from UEFA Champions League football to finishing two points behind north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur last season, and a bolstered squad will give the club every opportunity to change their fortunes.

Arsenal have completed the signings of goalkeeper Matt Turner, winger Marquinhos, attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira and centre forward Gabriel Jesus so far this summer.

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