How Edu and Arteta convinced Gabriel

Edu played a key role in convincing Gabriel to choose us his next club - but what exactly did our technical director say?

Our new No 6 revealed that detailed talks with his Brazilian compatriot and Mikel Arteta were decisive as he sought to choose between a number of suitors. 

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“[Edu and I] had several chats about Arsenal and the new project, we had many good conversations,’ Gabriel told Arsenal Digital.

“As the days went by I was getting very excited about it, then I had a call from the coach and that was very reassuring. 

“Having the coach himself calling you to say he wants you in his squad motivates you a lot. That is the very reason I am here today.


“We did not talk about [details], he just told me he is aware of my quality, my capacity and how far I can go. He also said he will be very demanding with me.

"I know he is a great coach and I will make progress with his help.” 

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