Gabriel is playing himself into the hearts of Arsenal fans

Gabriel Magalhaes may have already earned his place in the Arsenal starting XI and even more than that, he may have made himself a cult hero at the Emirates already.

This is because after watching his goal-saving block on Michail Antonio Yesterday, some Arsenal fans cannot get enough of him.

The Brazilian signed from Lille this summer. Despite not playing any football in six months, he slotted in at the Arsenal defence in their game against Fulham.

The Gunners won the match 3-0 and he kept his place in yesterday’s game against West Ham.

Many Arsenal players were in poor form in that game, yet they managed to get the win, thanks to a late goal from substitute, Eddie Nketiah.

One of the key moments in the game was when Bernd Leno spilt a ball he had caught in the air.

As it dropped, it fell kindly for Antonio and he should have scored easily, however, Gabriel was on hand to make a goal-saving block.

His alertness to the situation was outstanding and after watching that, some Arsenal fans think that he has already become a cult hero.

One fan tweeted as cited by the Sun: “This match saving block from Gabriel on Antonio after Leno dropped the ball.”

Another added: “That block by Gabriel on Antonio when Leno fumbled that ball going over Ceballos is not talked about too much. It was a match winning block.”

Another said: “Gabriel Magalhaes; 2 games, 2 man of the match performances & we’re only just getting started.”

One other user tweeted: “Remember when arteta said it’s important to have a player that guide the defense line like VVD Well he is here.”

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    1. It is maturity to accept whatever outcome of a thought out decision. A great and confident man accepts challenge that brings out the best in him. Emi wants on a platter of gold rather that fight to win his place. Why threaten your employer when you are only ask to fight to win your place in history. He is gone and gone for good, someone else shall be unveiled in time.

  1. Even if we had sold Leno instead, another set of people would have also come to be mourning the same way here, it’s normal to see this kind of things

  2. If only the board and owners were really serious about backing Arteta, Arsenal would have kept Leno and buy Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey already. Oh, I forgot, it’s Arsenal. So frustrating.

    1. How are you sure we aren’t going to buy those players? MA already said Martinez transfer was a sacrifice to getting arsenal target, which means at least 1 marque player is coming.
      The window isn’t close, we have too much players on our books, we need to get them sold before adding more

  3. Really good player, and considering he hasn’t settled in or has got to know the players, he looks a real find.

  4. hes a very good player

    he needs to settle, adapt and know his team mates well to build up the connection and team work….that needs time

    if he can keep his confidence and work rate up…..he will be a top centreback

  5. That’s exactly what we need, a player that will walk straight into the team and make positive impact, not some potential, when Luiz is back in the line up, I believe he will help Gabriel settle better, both our signing are improving us, that’s more like it

  6. I felt for him against West Ham as he was stuck in between two players, Holding and Kolasinac, who were very poor on the day.Due to injuries, and doubts concerning Saliba being up to speed , Arteta has been obliged to play him in the centre of a back three when he is used to playing as the left side CB in a back four.I am confident Gabriel will do very well in his true position and I hope Arteta switches to a flat back four set up before too long, as we are simply unable to compete well in midfield with the current 3-4-3 system.That was very evident against West Ham who caused us real problems and can consider themselves very unfortunate not to take at least one point from the match.

  7. After playing alongside and expecting the same scenario five minutes before the kick off, Gabriel was excellent.
    Sorry, but to have to adjust to Kolasinac was a bit to much and just remember where the cross came from for the WHU goal.
    Gabriel will be a terrific signing for us and I would have played AMN instead of Kolasinac…. but the three points are all that mattered.

    1. Agree Ken, the cross came from Kola’s side with Xhaka trying to race back to cover. That play alone shows how poor a defender Kola is, and how much we need a DM to provide cover and maybe slow down or disrupt that play that created the cross that resulted in a goal.
      I’m sure many were watching that develop and thinking “uh-oh, here we go again.”
      I was also hoping AMN would get the nod to play rather that Kola, and maybe going forward Arteta will be thinking the same thing.

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