It’s amazing what a move to The Arsenal can do for your international career.
After only signing for Arsenal in January and making just four appearances before pulling a hamstring to prove that he truly is a Gunner, Gabriel has been handed his first call-up for Brazil for the friendly against Chile at the Emirates.
No, it’s not just because it’s at the Emirates.
The game between the two nations will take place in north London on 29th March and Gabriel has been drafted into the side after David Luiz and Marquinhos were both ruled out through injury.
The full Brazil squad is as follows:
Marcelo Grohe (Gremio)
Diego Alves (Valencia)
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Miranda (Atletico Madrid)
Fabinho (AS Monaco)
Filipe Luis (Chelsea)
Danilo (FC Porto)
Luis Gustavo (VFL Wolfsburg)
Fernandinho (Manchester City)
Souza (Sao Paulo)
Firmino (1899 Hoffenheim)
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Diego Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Gabriel has recovered from the hamstring injury that ruled him out for a few weeks and is available to start games once again for Arsenal.