Metro have some good news for Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that the Gunners are all set to complete a deal for Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista.
The player said his official goodbyes at the weekend and was even handed a Yellow Submarine souvenir by the club as a leaving present and our resident Gooners are more than aware the deal will be complete in a matter of hours, if that.
As one of our punters notes, we are thrilled that Arsene Wenger has finally decided to land another defender and someone who is a top class one at that.
Despite Gabriel only having played in Europe for a year, he has impressed hugely and Wenger will have a positive selection headache having to choose between the Brazilian, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.
When prompted on the deal yesterday, the Arsenal boss noted: “It’s on the line and I think we’ll get over the line tonight and tomorrow.”
Our Arsenal supporting contingent are delighted that Wenger has finally replaced Thomas Vermaelen and are still hopeful that the Frenchman could pull off one more transfer before deadline day on February 2nd.
Arsenal fans. How excited are you to complete the signing of Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista? Will he displace Per Mertesacker in the starting line-up? Let us know your thoughts below.
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