Official: Valencia sign Gabriel

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Arsenal have moved another player on this summer as it was officially announced that Gabriel has joined Valencia for a fee believed to be around €11m.

The Brazilian joined Arsenal from Villarreal in January 2015, and made 64 appearances for the Gunners scoring one goal – the opener in a 2-0 win over Bournemouth in December 2015 – and picking up one red card (grrrr Costa).

He’ll join up with his former Villarreal coach Marcelino at the Mestalla and it now remains to be seen how Arsene Wenger will manage his centre-halves for the season ahead.

It may mean that Calum Chambers, tipped to move away this summer, stays to add depth to the squad and to compete alongside Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal and Kolasinac who many hope is earmarked more for the left wing-back role than central defence.

Best of luck to Gabriel.

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