GABRIEL MAGALHAES is set for his Arsenal medical today, according to reports.
The Lille defender, 22, looks on course to complete a £22million transfer to the Gunners in the coming days with the Ligue 1 club's owner confirming he will leave for either Arsenal or Napoli.
According to journalist Duncan Castles, he will get checked over by doctors before signing a five-year deal at the Emirates.
But it is likely he will need to have the medical in France due to coronavirus lockdown measures.
Arrivals in the UK from France must go into a 14-day quarantine.
Unless he can somehow get an exemption, that would mean the Brazilian would not be able to meet up with his team-mates until early September.
Arsenal's season starts on August 29 with the Community Shield against Liverpool before facing Fulham on the opening weekend of the Premier League season two weeks later.
Gabriel's future is expected to be all sorted this week.
It looks as though Mikel Arteta has beaten the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Napoli to the highly-rated Brazil Under-20 international.
Napoli know they are still at risk of losing star defender Kalidou Koulibaly with Manchester City among the interested clubs.
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So they came in with a late offer to match Arsenal but also including a bumper wage increase for Gabriel.
And the Italians' hard work to secure a deal is thought to have tempted Gabriel to reconsider after having his heart set on Arsenal.
Lille owner Gerard Lopez told talkSPORT the defender will make decision before the weekend.
He added that the two agreements with Arsenal and Napoli are the same so the final decision is up to Gabriel.
Lopez said: "I think he has narrowed it down. I think it is far to say that Arsenal are high interest to him. Napoli is high interest to him.
"I don't think I am giving up too much if I tell you that choice is gonna be made probably between today or tomorrow.
"We've told him where we think he should go."
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