Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes performed brilliantly in the 0-0 draw against Newcastle United


Arsenal defender performed brilliantly in the 0-0 draw against Newcastle United. Hence, his defensive display also prevented the magpies from scoring a counter-attacking goal.

However, the Gunners do need to sign a backup for him in the January or next summer transfer window. Although, Gabriel is the starting center-back for the present.


Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes played brilliantly against Newcastle United. However, the Gunners were unable to break through the tight Magpies defence. Hence, they had to settle for a 0-0 draw. However, the win kept the Gunners on the top of the Premier League table. They are currently 8 points ahead of Manchester City. However, Manchester City have played one game less than the Gunners. Therefore, Mikel Arteta cannot let his players rest on the 8-point lead.

Arsenal can also be proud of their performance of the defenders, especially Gabriel Magalhaes. The Brazilian defender’s confidence also increased the confidence of William Saliba in the heart of the defence. They nullified the threat of Callum Wilson and substitute Chris Wood later on. Gabriel Magalhaes also came close to scoring from a header. Hence, it looks like William Saliba and Gabriel will start all the games. However, the Gunners do need a backup left-foot center-back in the future transfer window.


According to reports, Arsenal are planning to sign a left-foot center-back in the future transfer window. However, no move will be made in the January transfer window. It is because Mikel Arteta has other priorities in the January transfer window. Although, they have started their search and also have contacted agents about it. The report also claims that signing Evan Ndicka on a free transfer is high on the list. It even claims that the Gunners have a full agreement to sign him in the summer transfer window.

However, Eintracht Frankfurt are not giving up easily. The report also claims that the Bundesliga side have offered him a lucrative three-and-a-half-year contract. It will make him one of the highest players at the club. There are also claims that Tottenham are also monitoring the situation. The agents also expect the interest of Barcelona in signing free agents. Hence, it looks like Arsenal are in open competition with the other clubs for his signature.

Therefore, at the moment, Arsenal must make sure that Gabriel Magalhaes does not get injured. This is because both their season and the January transfer window plans will be spoiled. Hence, the Gunners should manage the fitness of their important players carefully during the January busy schedule.

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