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Boost for Arsenal? Brazilian defender claims talks are ongoing with the Gunners

first_imgVillarreal defender Gabriel Paulista claims his agent is in talks with Arsenal about a possible move.The 24-year-old Brazilian, who has impressed for the La Liga side following his 2013 move from Vitoria, but insists he ‘dreams’ of playing in the Premier League.Arsene Wenger is keen to reinforce his defensive options and has targeted Paulista, along with West Ham’s Winston Reid.The ‘Yellow Submarine’ want to take Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell on loan from the Gunners for the rest of the season, as part of the deal.And, speaking after Villarreal’s victory over Athletic Bilbao, the centre-back confirmed the north London giants are interested in signing him.“Whether I go to Arsenal or stay at Villarreal, I won’t lose my head,” Gabriel said. “I’m very calm. My head is at Villarreal and I’m very focused. My agent is working on making sure I continue being calm.”Gabriel spoke in a previous interview about his desire to play in England. “Playing in the Premier League is one of my dreams,” he said. “I have spoken to my agent about this.” Gabriel Paulista in action for Villarreal 1last_img read more