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(PHOTOS) Arsenal Defender Completes Shock £10m Move To Valencia

Gabriel Paulista has joined Valencia from Arsenal in a shock £10 million move.

Gabriel Paulista is back in La Liga after leaving for Arsenal in 2015

The Brazilian who arrived at the Emirates from La Liga side, Villareal for a fee believed to be in the region of £11.3 million in 2015, has fallen down the pecking order with the Gunners


The presence of Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi in the Arsenal squad last season saw Gabriel relegated to the bench while injuries also took toll on the player.

 

In a statement posted on Arsenal’s website it read: “The Sao Paulo-born defender made a total of 64 appearances for us, following his arrival from Villarreal in January 2015.


“For many supporters, his finest performance in an Arsenal shirt came in last season’s Emirates FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City, when his aerial dominance and tough tackling helped put us on our way to the final.

“We would like to thank Gabriel for his contribution to the club and to wish him well for his return to La Liga with Valencia.”

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