Gabriel Left Out Of Villarreal Squad To Complete Arsenal Move

By on January 23, 2015

Arsenal are on the brink of sealing their second signing of the January transfer window after Gabriel Paulista was left out of Villarreal’s squad for Saturday’s clash with Levante in order to complete his move to the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday that we’re deep in talks with the La Liga club over the £15m-rated centre-back and said he was hopeful of getting a deal agreed soon.

Reports suggest that the players agent flew over to London yesterday to hold further talks with the club and try and help secure a work permit – which remains the big sticking point as he’s yet to earn a cap for Brazil.

Now, it’s emerged that Gabriel has been left out of the Villarreal squad for Saturday’s home clash with Levante, and widespread reports claim he’s due to arrive in England on Monday to wrap up a move to the Emirates.

There are rumours circulating that any deal we agree will include a clause that will enable us to cancel the deal should we fail to get a work permit.

So it’s getting closer Gooners. I’m sure we’ll hear more news over the weekend so we’ll bring you further updates when we get them….


  1. simeon ogar

    January 23, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    an additional defender will be a good idea . i personally will be very glad. wenger realy nids to wake from his slumber. up gooners!!

  2. Basho

    January 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Very good business.

  3. Jeraru ricky pro

    January 24, 2015 at 5:27 am

    i won’t be convince until it’s a done deal!

  4. sheun david

    January 24, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Good deal, we want done deal….

  5. michael adebowale

    January 24, 2015 at 8:10 am

    justified,but sld go all out 2 get a wrk permit.no excuses pls wenger.


    January 24, 2015 at 6:52 pm


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