Villarreal have confirmed that Gabriel Paulista will sign for Arsenal, subject to a work permit, with Joel Campbell joining the Spanish club on loan.
The 24-year-old has been in advanced talks with Arsenal over recent weeks over a £11.2 million transfer deal, with the Brazilian set to link up with the Gunners this month, subject to a permit.
Paulista, who has made 45 appearances for Villarreal since signing in 2013, had a release clause of £14.5 million, however Arsenal have managed to reduce the deal.
The transfer will also see out of favour striker Joel Campbell head to Villarreal on a loan deal, as part of the proposed transfer, with La Liga side set to pay £700k to loan the Costa Rican.
by Ben Reardon