Brazilian on his way to the Emirates Stadium.
Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Paulista is set to undergo a medical prior to completing his £15m move to join Arsenal according to the Daily Express.
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The 24 year old has already said his goodbyes to Villarreal and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed a deal is set to be completed.
Moves to bring in a fresh defensive option should help Arsenal’s push to secure a top four finish with Wenger’s squad at times being stretched at the back.
Per Mertesacker has struggled for form in patches this season whilst Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy have both spent spells out with injury. Nacho Monreal has been used as a makeshift centre-back at times this term and Wenger failed to replace Thomas Vermaelen following his summer move to Barcelona.
Paulista is known to be a no-nonsense customer who likes to get stuck in and may be ideally suited to thrive in the overly physical confines of the Premier League.