Arsenal – Gunners nearing Paulista move

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Arsenal are said to be nearing a move for Villarreal defender, Gabriel Paulista according to BBC Sport.

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger confirmed that the club have agreed a deal with the defender and the transfer looks set to completed in the near future.

The La Liga club say an agreement has been reached in principle for the £15m-rated 24-year-old to move to London. Gunners’ striker Joel Campbell, 22, is moving the opposite way on loan, according to the Spanish outfit.

Paulista will add competition for places in the Gunners defence and despite being new to the Premier League, Wenger says he sees “good potential” in the un-capped Brazilian to adjust to life in England.

“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].”

Meanwhile, Joel Campbell could be once again shipped out on loan to gain more first team experience. Will Campbell ever be given a chance to prove his worth at the Emirates?