Well we have all been waiting for the announcement on Arsenal.com but as usual we have been informed by other sources that the signing of Gabriel Paulista has now been agreed, and the Gunners are sending Joel Campbell over to Villarreal on loan until the end of the season as a sweetener on the deal.
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Principio de acuerdo de traspaso con el @Arsenal por Gabriel, quien se despedirá hoy antes del partido.¡Mucha suerte!
This is obviously a bit of a shock, especially as it is late on Saturday night before a big FA Cup game tomorrow. It is even a bigger shock that Arsenal managed to close the deal at all considering Wenger’s usual transfer dealings! What can we say but, Well Done Wenger, and welcome to the Brazilian who is obviously destined to have a much greater future than Andre Santos – lol!
And hopefully Campbell with score loads of goals in La Liga and come back to challenge Theo Walcott for his first team place next season!