Gabriel will have to wait until the weekend at the earliest to make his debut for Brazil.

The Arsenal defender, who was clearly thrilled at being called up to his national side, a call that made his own father cry, was on the bench as Brazil defeated France 3-1 in Paris.

With Brazil’s next game being against Chile at the Emirates, it would be quite a nice touch if his international debut came at his new home.

Olivier Giroud was introduced in the 84th minute but was unable to stop the hosts losing.

France had taken the lead through Raphael Varane before Oscar equalised to leave the score 1-1 at the break. Second half goals from Neymar and Luiz Gustavo made sure of the win.

Laurent Koscielny was on the bench and was also an unused substitute.

In a totally random point, 13 of the 23-man France squad involved in the game have played for Arsenal, play for Arsenal or have been linked heavily with a move to the club.