Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Paulista signing could be done today

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the deal to sign Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista could be completed today, reports BBC Sport.

The Gunners have been looking to bolster their backline following injury problems and questionable form of their defenders. As a result, Arsenal have shelled out around £15M to sign highly-rated Gabriel Paulista from the Spanish La Liga, and he’s set to join the club potentially today.

“He is tall and pacy. He has a good chance to adapt to English football. I see good potential in him. The deal could be done before the FA Cup draw (on Monday),” said Wenger.

The deal will see Arsenal forward Joel Campbell going in the other direction too, with the Costa Rican international having struggled to break into the Gunners’ first-team.

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