Gabriel Magalhaes: Arsenal defender signs contract extension


Gabriel Magalhaes: Arsenal defender signs contract extension


Gabriel Magalhaes signs new long-term Arsenal contract

Arsenal have announced that defender Gabriel Magalhaes has signed a new long-term contract extension at the club.

The new deal is expected to be until 2027, according to reports.

Gabriel, who joined from Lille in September 2020 has made 81 appearances for the north London outfit, scoring 9 times and providing one assist.

“I’m very happy to sign this new contract with Arsenal, because it’s such a big club,” Gabriel said.

“It’s my dream and today is the best day of my life. I’m so happy to extend my contract here.

“Every game the supporters are pushing the team in the stadium. It’s why I’m so happy to stay here. Arsenal is my home.

“In the future, I want to win games for Arsenal, I want to win trophies with Arsenal and stay here for a long time because it’s my home.”

Arsenal’s technical director Edu said: “It’s great that we’ve agreed a new deal with Gabi. At 24, he’s still a young player and is part of our future.

“His performances since he joined us in 2020 have been very strong and his positive impact to our results have been clear for everyone to see.

“He has grown so much on and off the pitch, with both his contribution and communication on and off the pitch. We all look forward to see Gabi continue to grow as an important part of our club.”

Arsenal’s head coach Mikel Arteta added: “Gabi has shown huge qualities since he joined us. He is a young player with a great work ethic and his consistent strong performances have been hugely important to us over the past two seasons.

“Working with Gabi every day is a pleasure, he has formed strong relationships with everyone at the club and we’re so pleased that he has committed to us on a long-term contract.”

Gabriel Magalhaes has played every minute of the Gunners Premier League matches this season as they look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they visit St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.