The transfer was confirmed when the Brazilian defender appeared as a guest on Arsenal’s Youtube channel alongside fellow countrymen David Luiz. Arsenal’s Twitter handle also announced with this tweet:
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 1, 2020
“Arsenal was nowhere near the best proposal [money-wise].
“Gabriel chose them over more lucrative offers because Edu convinced us of the project.
“It’s 100 per cent because of Edu Gaspar and Arteta.”
His arrival will undoubtedly strengthen as well as bolster Arteta’s defensive department, with the Spaniard now having up to six centre-backs to call upon this season.