Villarreal defender confirms Arsenal interest

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Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista has more or less confirmed that Arsenal are interested in signing him this January.

Via the Guardian come quotes in which the Brazilian says, “Whether I go to Arsenal or stay at Villarreal, I won’t lose my head.

“I’m very calm. My head is at Villarreal and I’m very focused. My agent is working on making sure I continue being calm.”

The 24 year old was speaking after his club’s win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, but any move for him is complicated by the fact he has yet to represent Brazil and that would present work permit issues as he doesn’t have an EU passport.

After today’s win over Man City, Arsene Wenger confirmed he was still looking for a defensive recruit but admitted he was struggling to find the right player.

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