Arsenal – Gunners in talks with Villarreal defender

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Arsenal have once again been linked with another defender, to add to the ever growing list of players that Wenger might look to pursue in January.

According to reports from the Guardian, the Gunners have been linked with Villarreal defender, Gabriel Paulista.

The 24-year-old Brazilian, who has become a rock for Villarreal, a team that has gone unbeaten since early November. In the wake of speculation, the Brazilian spoke out about the interest from the London club after seeing his side overcome Athletic Bilbao, “Whether I go to Arsenal or stay at Villarreal, I won’t lose my head,” Gabriel said.

“I’m very calm. My head is at Villarreal and I’m very focused. My agent is working on making sure I continue being calm.

“Playing in the Premier League is one of my dreams. I have spoken to my agent about this,” he said.

Could Arsenal be about to sign this 24-year-old Brazilian defender? After the Gunners defence display against City yesterday, fans will be asking why they need new defenders. However, with injuries and suspensions a certainty, the Gunners will need all the help they can get.

By Oliver Baines | January 19th, 2015