Gabby Agbonlahor, a talksport pundit, believes Gabriel Magalhaes’ minor errors will cost him his starting spot to Timber.
Timber is expected to join Arsenal from Ajax as Arteta looks to bolster his team. Arsenal has already signed Havertz and are nearly finished with Declan Rice.
Southampton’s Romeo Lavia has also been identified as a target should Partey depart the Emirates.
Agbonlahor speaking to footballinsider stated:
‘I think for the start of the season, Gabriel should keep his place. When they played him with Saliba at the start of the season, they were both phenomenal’.
‘He has got the odd mistake in him, Gabriel, but even with a mistake he is better than Holding. But bringing in Timber really puts the pressure on him. It says – first mistake, and you’re out.’