Arsenal defender Gabriel responds to Barcelona links 

Gabriel Magalhaes says he is happy at Arsenal amid reports linking the Brazilian to Barcelona.

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Barcelona were interested in signing Gabriel from Arsenal as Xavi continues to rebuild at the Nou Camp. Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti may leave in the summer and Barcelona have identified Gabriel as a potential replacement.

“I feel at home at Arsenal,” the Brazilian said.

“It’s a great team to be a part of and I’m sure we’ll achieve a lot together. I’m very happy here.”

Arsenal are understood to be aware of the situation, however, they are not expected to make offers for a player that Mikel Arteta sees as an integral part of his North London project.