Brazilian Gabriel Magalheis, along with David Luiz and Willian, were welcomed to Arsenal after taking the switch from Lille.
The 22-year-old defender completed his ড 27 million transfer on Tuesday after the Gunners won a three-way battle with Napoli and Everton for his signature.
After several days of waiting, Arsenal finally confirmed the arrival of Gabriel and Luiz and Willian were straight on the phone to talk to their new teammates.
The South American trio shared a video call that was published on Arsenal’s official website, where Luiz joked that even Gabriel could go with Willian.
Gabriel answered the call and said: “I only saw you in video games but now it’s real.”
Luiz came back: “Are you calling me old?” Before telling the young man some consolation.
“We’re glad you got another great friend, another great player,” Luiz said. I’m sure Arsenal made the right choice and so did you.
“I know it’s not easy, especially at a young age like you, sometimes fear or anxiety can change what is happening but you can be sure that everyone at Arsenal will welcome you with open arms and help you in the best possible way.
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“I am sure you will be more successful than France. Remember we are here to help you, you will play football and enjoy.
“Just put that big smile on your face, it’s your trademark.”
Willian added: “Welcome to Gabriel
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Gabriel was wearing a yellow Arsenal training top that the club had already sent him and replied: “I’m so glad to be here with you. I just want to share it with you. Let’s count it.
“I can’t wait. Let’s win the trophy. We’ve got off to a good start!”
Luiz then joked: “If you haven’t got a house yet, you can ruin Willian!”
To which Gabriel responded: “I will come if you invite me!”
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