PHOTOS: Gabriel Says His Goodbyes Ahead Of £11m Arsenal Move

By on January 25, 2015

Villarreal announced last night that they’ve reached an agreement with Arsenal over the signing of defender Gabriel Paulista.

The Spaniard’s made the announcement on their Twitter account justly before their game with Levante – which Gabriel missed due to his impending move to North London.

No fee has been revealed but it’s believed to be around the £11m mark, while Joel Campbell will join Villarreal on loan for the rest of the season as part of the deal.

The centre-back was presented with a yellow submarine as a thank you for his time at the club and he bid an emotional farewell to the home supporters before the Levante game last night.

The photo below also shows Gabriel posing with his soon-to-be former team-mates in the dressing room after their 1-0 victory, and he’ll now fly over to London to undergo his medical on Monday.

The last remaining problem will be securing a work permit, but Spaniard journalist Graham Hunter believes this has already been sorted. I guess we’ll have to wait and see on that, but for now….welcome to Arsenal Gabriel!



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  2. henrietta

    January 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    welcm home gunners,,love u till enternity….

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