Villarreal announced the deal late on Saturday evening.
Arsenal look to be on the verge of making their second signing of the January transfer window, with Villarreal having confirmed that a deal has been agreed between the two clubs for the transfer of Brazilian central defender Gabriel Paulista to the Emirates Stadium.
Twitter has already exploded in reaction to the news, with #WelcomeGabriel trending as Arsenal fans welcome their imminent new signing and give their thoughts on the Brazilian’s arrival. Here are some of the best:
— Arsenal Puma (@ArsenalPumaTeam) January 24, 2015
— The Arsenal Forum (@ccooperuk) January 24, 2015