Gabriel Paulista has emphatic message for Arsenal fans

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New Arsenal signing is determined to win trophies.

New Arsenal signing Gabriel Paulista has high expectations for the club to succeed, he told the Gunners' official website.

The Brazilian's move from Villareal was confirmed by the club on Wednesday, and he made clear he expects the club to be winning for trophies, and not just challenging for them.

Paulista said in his first interview with the club, the players must translate their talent into success.

He said: "I know that we have great players of a high standard, players who are real stars, because if they were not stars they wouldn’t be here.

"Arsenal is a very big team and it must always be competing for the biggest titles in the world. I have to repeat it - Arsenal must fight for all the most important titles around."

His comments drive home the belief the Gunners must be winning silverware, as they did last season with the FA Cup.

Already the Premier League looks beyond them, sitting 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea.

The FA Cup presents their best chance of success again with several top teams out of the competition already at the fourth round stage, and a home draw in the fifth for the Gunners against Middlesbrough.

There is also a better possibility than it has seemed in previous years in the Champions League, with Arsenal facing an unfancied Monaco side next month with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.

The 24-year-old has reason to be determined and view this as his big chance, for he is yet to win a trophy in his first European football. It's fair to say he has a better chance with Arsenal than Villareal.

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