Arsenal fans react on Twitter to imminent arrival of Brazilian defender Gabriel

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Arsenal fans were delighted with the imminent capture of Villarreal centre back Gabriel Paulista.

Arsenal fans came into this transfer window wanting to see two things - a new defensive midfielder and a new centre back.

They may have wanted top names, but manager Arsene Wenger has addressed the problems in his own way - bringing in Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw last week before seemingly tying up a deal to bring Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista to the Emirates Stadium.

Villarreal confirmed on Twitter on Saturday night that they had agreed a deal with Arsenal for the 24-year-old centre back, with forward Joel Campbell going in the other direction on loan for the season.

Gabriel said goodbye to the Villarreal squad and fans at the game against Levante on Saturday night ahead of his proposed move to Arsenal, which appears to be a work permit away from completion.

Fans spent the evening reacting to the news of Paulista's imminent arrival, with many supporters delighted to see Wenger address the centre back issue.

Some already want to see Gabriel start alongside Laurent Koscielny instead of Per Mertesacker, whilst one fan even remarked that the Brazilian is better than his compatriot David Luiz!

Here are some of the reactions from Arsenal fans to Gabriel's imminent arrival...

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