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Arsenal fans may have a chance to evaluate potential new signing ‘Gabigol’ in this summer’s Olympics in Rio.

The Santos attacker has been included in Brazil’s 18 man squad, and may have the opportunity to mix it with the best of Brazil alongside Neymar, Douglas Costa and Marquinhos.

The Brazilians will face South Africa, Denmark and Iraq in what should be a very winnable group.

The BBC will broadcast all Olympic football games this summer.


Gabriel Barbosa, as he is actually known, joined Santos at the age of 8 and signed his first professional contract with the Brazilian side at the age of 16.

His buyout clause? €50 million.

You can find out more about ‘the next Neymar’ in our in-depth profile of the striker here.

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