How good was Gabriel’s first month at Arsenal?

Successful debut month for Gabriel!

After getting his signature, and ensuring he was signed and ready, in time for our first game of the season, Gabriel’s debut month could not have gone any better.

Our young Brazilian defender has made a big impression since arriving in North London, and in his debut game he played a starring role against Fulham at Craven Cottage, and even got off the mark scoring his first goal for the club.

After being rested for a few games in between he also impressed with another solid performance as we beat West Ham at the Emirates in a rather hard-fought match against the Hammers.

It is nice to see a player of his calibre in our side, such a young talent who no doubt will shine in North London and go on to be a great player for our beloved club. Having had such a fast and impressive start to his tenure, I hope he manages to continue it and carry on for many years to come because he clearly helps to make our defence more solid.

We all know how hard it can be for a player to move to a new country, club, and to have new teammates, but of course for Gabriel the best thing to come out of the move was his Brazilian counterparts, Willian, David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli who no doubt had helped him settle into the team to make him feel like he was more at home, in turn this could be said that it has helped him settle and get off to a flier, every little helps no matter what the reasoning.

Gabriel was the overwhelming winner of the Arsenal player of the month award, gaining more than 72% of the votes with Lacazette in second place and Bellerin in third.

All in all, I am pleased for Gabriel, and long may it continue. Gooners?

Shenel Osman

19 Comments

  1. Jax says:

    Encouraging!

    1. Eche says:

      Perfect response

  2. Sean Williams says:

    Gabriel top player….shame Holding and Luiz are really erratic. We need TWO good CB’s.

    1. McLovin says:

      Holding hasnt put a foot wrong since the new season began..?

  3. kingandroidx says:

    Gabriel is our strong wall.

  4. durand says:

    It’s still in the honeymoon period, but things look very promising with the young man. He has set a high standard for himself, and when a mistake inevitably comes, I hope fans will put it in perspective. Be interesting to see how Arteta selects his team when Mari is fit to play. It’s worth playing both together if they prove to be our best CB’s irrespective of which foot they prefer to play.
    Rather have a solid left-footed CB pair together than an erratic CB for the sake of having a right-footed player lining up in the back.

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      He has all the signs of becoming a top defender. His performance against Fulham is one of the rare instances where a player deserve 10/10.

      I think fans easily forgive mistakes if they are occasional.

  5. Sue says:

    It’s been decent! Very impressed with him and can’t wait for Saturday…. oh it’s dragging……

    OT..Ronaldo has covid?!

    1. Gily says:

      Although still infectious, not any longer as deadly as it used to be at least to a growing number of people.

      1. Sue says:

        I’m surprised at the numbers right now….

        1. Gily says:

          People are unfortunately difficult to control (careless habits). The majority wants absolute freedom, but there is no such thing as absolute freedom without detrimental results..

          1. Sue says:

            Very true, Gily..

    2. ken1945 says:

      OT – Sue, would you believe it!!! I have got two tickets for the screening on Saturday!!!
      I was the first name on the reserve list and got a phone call from the club this afternoon – I’m taking my eldest daughter with me and to top it all off, my wife has brought the tickets as a birthday present.
      Do you think an article about the day would be of interest to anyone? I really can’t wait to step back into The Emirates once again.

      As for Gabriel, a great signing and part of the MA rebuilding exercise – with Saliba and Partey still to come.
      The edu/arteta combination is becoming really impressive and Gabriel is a great example of just that.

      1. Sue says:

        That’s fantastic, Ken, so pleased for you… and your daughter 🙂
        Massive yes for an article! It’ll be great reading all about it 👍 What an amazing Birthday present.. enjoy it and Happy Birthday!!

        We’d better win!! 🤞

      2. speedy says:

        Happy birthday
        And lucky you and your daughter
        I hope Thomas gift you a debut goal for your day

  6. Daulat Neupane says:

    I’m absolutely delighted about Gabriel. Been a long since I was so excited about a new CB signing. And he has shown already that he is quite dependable, even at this early stage.

  7. Austin 3:16 says:

    Still can’t understand why MA benched him against pool in the league game, the young lad is clearly roaring to go. Hope the boss starts him this time against city…

  8. Sue says:

    Our potm for September 👏

  9. Wenger91 says:

    A talented young defender, I didn’t expect this from him actually!
    If you look around the best leagues, no more CB’s are still there and doing a great job, specifically, youngsters.

    He needs to keep himself in shape and focus on his performance from game to game, improving his front passings and soon he will be our #1 defender. In the meantime, I will say he didn’t have any real test yet!

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