Centreback reminds David Seaman of Arsenal legend

This week, ex-Arsenal goalkeeper has paid defender Gabriel the ultimate compliment by comparing the 24-year-old to Arsenal legend Martin Keown and ex-Nottingham Forest centreback Des Walker.

Although Seaman doesn’t know exactly what it is about the Brazilian that reminds him of the two England internationals, it’s no doubt got something to do with Gabriel’s no-nonsense approach to defending.

Both Keown and Walker were known for being aggressive, strong and precise, and if Seaman can draw similarities between them and Gabriel, this can only be a good thing and a huge compliment.

The centreback was brought in to bolster the squad after a couple of injuries and Thomas Vermaelen’s departure in the summer left us a little thin at the back.

The Brazilian has so far only made two starts for the Gunners in the Premier League. However, in both performances the centreback played well and impressed the fans with his willingness to tackle in a league renowned for its aggression.