Arsenal star Gabriel wanted in shock transfer swoop by Real Madrid after being left out of starting line-up for opener


REAL MADRID are eyeing a sensational transfer for Arsenal star Gabriel Magalhaes, reports suggest.

Gabriel, 25, is wanted by the Spanish giants after Eder Militao suffered a cruciate ligament injury – which will rule him out for months.

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And while boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted his squad is well stacked in the position, Madrid are considering their options in the market.

Despite starting every game for Mikel Arteta last season, Gabriel was relegated to the bench for Arsenal‘s Premier League opening clash with Nottingham Forest.

With reports suggesting he is wanted in Saudi Arabia, the Daily Mail have now claimed there is a “genuine interest” from Real Madrid over a transfer as well.

As per Transfermarkt, Gabriel is valued at £47million.

However, for a transfer to materialise his mood at Arsenal would need to undergo a drastic shift.

The Brazilian is said to be happy and committed to the cause at the Emirates.

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Furthermore, the long-term injury of Jurrien Timber would also give Arsenal less reason to sell.

The questionable fitness of Oleksandr Zinchenko is also a limiting factor to any potential sale.


Arsenal face a trip to Crystal Palace tonight as they aim to collect back-to-back wins this season.

Arteta could spring the same tactical surprise as he did against Forest by deploying Thomas Partey at right-back.

Though this could mean Gabriel is once again relegated to the bench.

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Elsewhere, Nuno Tavares is being lined up for a transfer by Aston Villa after his move to Forest collapsed.

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