Premier League side Arsenal announced the capture of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille.
Magalhaes has signed for Arsenal on a long-term contract in a deal believed to be around £27m. The Arsenal new signing will now wear jersey number 6, formerly worn by the former captain Laurent Koscielny.
Arteta on Magalhaes
Head coach Mikel Arteta cannot wait to incorporate the qualities and attributes of Gabriel Magalhaes into his squad at the Emirates Stadium.
"We welcome Gabriel to Arsenal. He has many qualities which will make us stronger as a defensive unit and as a team," he said.
"He has proved with Lille that he is a defender with many outstanding attributes, and we are looking forward to watching him grow as an Arsenal player."