Arsene Wenger will be celebrating as there were concerns the defender might struggle to qualify for a visa.
Respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that Arsenal have almost completed the signing of Gabriel Paulista with the Gunners securing the all important work permit for the Brazilian.
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There were concerns Gabriel wouldn’t qualify for a visa given he is yet to have made a full international appearance for Brazil.
However, Balague claims the Premier League side have managed to secure a permit and the deal for the centre back is almost finalised.
More detail re. Gabriel. A more accurate rate exchange, he cost £14.1. Work permit practically sorted. Campbell €1m loan (Moyes wanted him)
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 24, 2015
The Sky Sports journalist also revealed the final fee Arsenal will pay for Gabriel will be £14.1 million and that despite interest from David Moyes’ Real Sociedad, Joel Campbell will join Villarreal as part of the agreement.