Arsene Wenger has confirmed the signing of Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal should be completed tomorrow.
The manager spoke to BT Sport after today’s 3-2 win over Brighton and was asked if reports that the deal was close were accurate.
“Yes, they are accurate,” he said. “It is very, very close. It should be done tomorrow.
“He is 24 years old, good size, good pace, he is a good defender. He’s only played one year in Europe, so maybe there are some things to work on, but the potential is there.”
The main issue now is the work permit, but the Frenchman seemed confident, saying, “We will be all right on that front.”