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Wenger confirms Arsenal will sign defender on Monday

Gabriel Paulista will join on Monday. Credit: Reuters

Manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that hat Arsenal expect to announce the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista on Monday.

Th Spanish side announced on Saturday that they had agreed in principle to sell the Brazilian centre-back to the Gunners and Wenger admitted a deal was imminent.

"It's very, very, very close," he said. "It should be done, I think, tomorrow."


Aston Villa get better of second string Bournemouth

Carles Gil arrived from Valencia recently. Credit: PA

A goal on his full Aston Villa debut from Carles Gil was followed by a Andi Weimann strike to ensure the Premier League team made it through.

Eddie Howe made eight changes to his team, as he prioritises promotion to the top-flight. Gil netted a wonderful goal, cutting in from the right, before curling the ball into the top corner from the edge of the area.

Weimann ensure Villa scored twice in a game for just the second time since August.

Calum Wilson did pull one back in injury-time, but it wasn't enough for it Championship team.


Aston Villa (Weimann) 2-0 Bournemouth

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