So what went down on Wednesday, as the transfer window took another step toward slamming shut?
Gabriel Paulista is officially a Gunner. The 24-year-old Brazilian center back is now in a stable of center backs which includes Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, and he’d love to make his move into the lineup sooner rather than later.
Here’s what he told Arsenal.com:
“I’m coming to a very big club and I know that I will play with great players. While respecting everyone, I want to play for my place in the team. I know that is not going to be easy, I must show my potential, I have to show that I can be in the group, that the manager can count on me. The same goes to all my team-mates. I will carry on the same way I have been since the beginning of my career. I have always respected everyone to get to where I am in my career, and I want even more.”
Tony Pulis has a new man at West Bromwich Albion, and he’s done some things in the Premier League. Callum McManaman has completed his move from Wigan Athletic to the Hawthorns, and should be a pretty decent boon for the Baggies’ boss.
It’s a loan move for Costa Rican star Joel Campbell, and the Arsenal man is going in the opposite direction of new Gunner defender Gabriel. The Submarines bill Campbell as, “a strong and skilled wingman whose qualities are his speed and dribbles. He can play both on the right wing and forward.” It’ll just be nice to see him on the pitch again.