Arsenal didn’t look solid at the back against Liverpool on Monday night.
The Gunners did, however, manage to keep a clean sheet and Gabriel was part of the reason.
The Brazilian centre-half is expected to play in the absence of Laurent Koscielny again at Newcastle on Saturday and, based on Monday night’s performance, that’s nothing to be concerned about. Gabriel was strong in the challenge and battled well against Christian Benteke and co.
Why not remind yourself of his impressive performance here?
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come as the defender settles in for his first full season in Arsenal colours.