Villarreal are ready to let Gabriel Paulista leave this January, with the Spanish side already identifying replacements, according to Spanish publication El Periodico Mediterraneo.
The Brazilian’s departure from the club is looking certain at this point, and it seems a work permit is all that stands between his Arsenal move.
Reports from Spain suggest that a €20m deal is all but done, with Joel Campbell apparently also part of the deal. The Costa Rican looks set to join the Spanish side on loan until the end of the season, with the 22-year-old struggling for first team football at the Emirates in the current campaign.
Paulista looks like he could prove to be a fantastic addition for the club, with the 24-year-old defender having the potential to become a long term fixture at the Emirates. He has been superb since moving to La Liga from Brazil, and can hopefully bring that form with him to the Premier League.