Arsenal morning round-up: Wenger plays down problem with Gabriel

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been quoted by the Sport Review playing down the significance of Gabriel Paulista’s lack of English.

Paulista made his first appearance for the club in the FA Cup victory against Middlesbrough over the weekend.

“He is short language-wise but the intelligent players compensate with vision. He looks at what his partners are doing, and he did that well,” said Wenger.

Arsenal await the draw for the next round after their comfortable 2-0 victory.

Wenger has also been quoted by the Sport Review that he wants Jack Wilshere to have one more week of training before his return.

The midfielder is close to a comeback from an ankle problem, which he picked up against Manchester United last year.

“I had a hesitation to put him on the bench today but I thought I wanted him to have one more week of training at least,” said Wenger.

Wilshere is reported to be two weeks ahead in his recovery schedule and it’s important Arsenal don’t rush him back prematurely.

The Metro has reported that Arsenal are clear to sign Paulo Dybala after Palermo reportedly agreed to sell the forward.

The paper’s report claims the Gunners are front runners ahead of several other clubs, with a fee of around £29.5 million likely to be needed to sign him.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are among the other sides thought to be interested in doing a deal.

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