Gabriel has become a regular feature in our first team since Per Mertesacker was struck down in the prime of life by a chest infection and the Brazilian has delivered on all fronts.

The centre-back has now made five appearances this season for the Gunners with his last appearance being the controversial 2-0 loss to Chelsea where he got a red card for fighting with Diego Costa. However, rather than putting Arsenal fans off the defender, we all rallied behind him.

Now, instead of being nervous that one of our two regular centre-backs will get injured, we feel oddly secure in the sense that we have a great back-up. And many actually want him to be one of our first team players permanently.

Watch some of Gabriel’s most ‘hard’ moments for Arsenal where he basically proves why he deserves his place in the team.

Gabriel – Nerve from Culann Davies on Vimeo.

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