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Gabriel Paulista To Make Arsenal Debut At The Weekend

Defender to join up with the Arsenal first-team very soon

Gabriel Paulista flew to Paris on Tuesday to finalise the legal requirements of a £15m transfer to Arsenal in order to speed up the process of a work-permit, according to the Mirror.

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Arsene Wenger is hoping that the trip to France is the last move in securing the deal for the defender, and should make Paulista available for Sunday’s home Premier League match against Aston Villa.

A work-permit was granted on Monday, and the Gunners boss will be eager to get the 24-year-old up and running in the English top tier.

The signing of the Brazilian from Villarreal will be the North Londoners’ second-signing of the transfer window, and could very well be the last of this month.

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