‘I would go tomorrow’ – Arsenal defender opens door to move away

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‘I would go tomorrow’ – Arsenal defender opens door to move away

Arsenal defender opens the door to a potential departure, admitting it would be a “dream” to play for Brazilian club Corinthians.

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes has admitted he would move “tomorrow” to play for Brazilian club Corinthians.

Gabriel has established himself as a key member of Mikel Arteta‘s side following his arrival from Lille in the summer of 2020.

The Brazilian has been particularly crucial in the last two seasons, striking up a formidable central defensive partnership with William Saliba.

Gabriel featured in every Premier League game in 2022-23, before he appeared in all but two league matches in the 2023-24 season.

The 26-year-old ultimately helped Arsenal achieve back-to-back second-place finishes, and he will have aspirations of going one further with the Gunners next season.

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Gabriel reveals Corinthians “dream”

While he remains a key player for Arsenal, Gabriel has opened the door to a future departure, revealing it is his “dream” to play for his boyhood club Corinthians.

“Corinthians, that’s since I was born,” Gabriel said in an interview with YouTuber Cartoloucos. “And today I don’t think it has to be any different.

“I still go to Corinthians games by train. It’s my dream, I want to play for Corinthians, I want to feel that energy.”

“It’s something to think about. Sometimes I stop and think, ‘Do you dream of playing for Corinthians?’ I do. ‘When would you play for Corinthians?’ For me, I’d be at Corinthians tomorrow.

“I hope it doesn’t take me long because I want to feel the energy of those fans, who are incredible, as soon as possible.”

Arsenal's Gabriel celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace on January 20, 2024© Reuters

Should Arsenal fans be concerned?

Gabriel’s comments may raise a few alarm bells among Arsenal supporters, but there are no signs that he will leave the club in the near future.

The centre-back committed his long-term future to the club in October 2022, signing a new deal to keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2027.

Having won just a Community Shield with the Gunners, Gabriel will be looking to pick up some major honours before he considers leaving the North London club.

The defender will currently be focused on the 2024 Copa America after being called up to the Brazil squad for this summer’s tournament in the USA.

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