Following the 3-2 victory over Brighton on Sunday, Arsene Wenger was asked about any concerns still lingering over the transfer of Gabriel Paulista with the defender still required to obtained a work permit.

The Arsenal boss’ response was accompanied with much optimism.

“It’s on the line [to finish the deal] and I think we’ll get over the line tonight and tomorrow.” Wenger said

Having said goodbye to Villarreal yesterday, the 24-year-old is expected to complete a medical and finalize his move to north London by Wednesday.  The Brazilian comes with some much-needed steel and versatility to improve Wenger’s options at centre-back.

And so here is how Paulista will be looking in the red and white…

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