It has been reported that Gabriel Paulista has been granted a work permit and can now complete his £13.4 million move from Villarreal to Arsenal.
The Brazilian defender has not represented his country at senior level, so could not be automatically awarded a work permit – but he has now been given the green light to make the move to the Emirates Stadium.
On Sunday, Villarreal confirmed the 24-year-old’s departure after weeks of speculation.
The Spanish outfit announced the news on Twitter, saying: “Principal transfer agreement with Arsenal for Gabriel, who will say goodbye before today’s game. Good Luck!”