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The Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder is set to join the Serie A champion for around 18 million euros and will leave his international teammates to complete the move.
The third-tier side wore uniforms in the spirit of its Star Wars Night promotion.
The Selecao will battle altitude Thursday as new coach Tite looks to start his reign with their first ever World Cup qualifying victory in the capital.
The forward has arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Deportivo La Coruna, but how will he fit into Arsene Wenger's starting XI in North London?