Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal for a reported €15.2m.
Although contractual details remain unknown, the uncapped Brazilian defender is believed to have signed a long-term deal with the Gunners after eventually securing a work permit to ply his trade in England.
"I came from a club that is not that big in Brazilian football. I went to Spanish football and that was another dream come true, to play in Europe," he told Arsenal's official website.
"A while ago I had a really huge desire to play in the Premier League, so since that point I put it in my head that I really wanted to do it.
"I had a talk with my family and I told them that it was my dream to play in the Premier League. Getting here to such a big club is so gratifying.
"I am arriving at a big club and the fans can expect to find a Gabriel with a great will to help everyone. Not just thinking of me as an individual, because to me that is not important.
"I care more about helping the team and my team-mates. I want to help everyone, so the fans can expect a Gabriel that on the field has a lot of will to be able to help the team win important things."
The Premier League side have yet to announce Gabriel's squad number.