Lille defender Gabriel has passed his Arsenal medical.
The Times says Gabriel has completed his Arsenal medical ahead of a summer move to the Emirates.
The Gunners are acting swiftly, given the intense interest in the 22-year-old Brazilian from rival European clubs.
Italian giants Napoli reportedly have still not given up hope of pulling off the signing.
Arsenal already have strong relations with the French club, after negotiating a deal for winger Pepe last summer.