Gunners could agonisingly miss out on ideal signing.
Work permit problems could see Arsenal miss out on the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista in a swap deal this month, according to the Daily Mirror.
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The 24-year-old Brazilian is yet to win any caps for his national side and may find he is denied a move to England this January, with the Gunners now considering other options.
Still, with Villarreal keen to do a swap deal involving Joel Campbell, it may still be that the Costa Rican forward will make his way to Spain.
Campbell has been out of favour with Arsenal this season, who are prioritising a move to bring in new signings at the back after some poor performances this season.
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