Fabrizio Romano has recently named an Arsenal player, who was a wanted man last summer, as ‘untouchable’ ahead of the summer transfer window.
Gabriel has played every game in the Premier League for Arsenal this season. He’s been consistently the Gunners’ best defender throughout 2022/23 and that is why Mikel Arteta deems the player ‘untouchable’ this summer.
Arsenal will not be selling Gabriel Magalhaes for any price, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Fabrizio Romano has been discussing the Brazilian after he was approached by Juventus last summer.
Arsenal turned down an approach from Juventus last year for the 25-year-old and it’s been proven the Gunners made the right decision after the formidable partnership he’s formed with William Saliba this season, which is one of the main reasons Arsenal find themselves in an unlikely title race at the end of this campaign.
After the 2022/23 campaign Gabriel has had, Romano says that the Brazilian is now ‘beyond untouchable’ at Arsenal as he’s cemented himself as one of Mikel Arteta’s most important players.
Fabrizio Romano on Arsenal centre-back, Gabriel: “To bring you behind the scenes last summer Juventus wanted a left-footed centre-back to and the name they had on the list was Gabriel Magalhaes from Arsenal. They really wanted Gabriel, but it was impossible because Arsenal considered him untouchable and of course now he is more than untouchable.”
With the way Arsenal have performed this season, it probably wouldn’t be far fetched to say most of the starting eleven is untouchable as we head into the summer transfer window.
With Gabriel Martinelli recently signing a new long-term contract at the club and all of Bukayo Saka, Aaron Ramsdale and William Saliba close to following in his footsteps, it’s safe to say these players will also not be sold for any price this summer.
Arsenal might not end up with the Premier League trophy come the 28th May, however just being in the race shows the progress the Gunners have made this season. Although it would be a devastating feeling after they have lead the race for over 260 days this season.
Arsenal will look to make another step up next season and challenge once again, not just for the Premier League title but also compete in the Champions League as well and keeping their best players will go a long way to making that happen.