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Gabriel Magalhaes on his way to Al-Ittihad?

Gabriel Magalhaes on his way to Al-Ittihad?

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Gabriel on his way to Saudi?

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes could make a surprise move to Al-Ittihad before the transfer window closes.

The Brazilian has not picked in the starting line-up for the second game running and this has spread speculation over his future.

Mikel Arteta recently said that it was a tactical decision to drop him, but reports from Saudi Arabia claim that Al-Ittihad are close to a deal.

Representatives from the club have spoken with Arsenal and the player's agents today and there has been a positive response.

The exact transfer fee proposed has not been revealed, but it seems Gabriel has made his mind up to move to the Middle East.

His departure will certainly force the Gunners to enter the transfer market for a high-profile replacement before the deadline.

They are already without Jurrien Timber for several months with a knee injury and losing Gabriel without a successor would be a huge blow.

Arsenal are in Premier League action against Crystal Palace tonight.