One man has gone from being recommended by fans to feature regularly to now being deemed as bench material.

Since signing for Arsenal in January 2015, Gabriel has been behind Per Mertesacker in the pecking order at centre-back no matter how much he has impressed when called upon.

The Brazilian was at the peak of his form when he kept a clean-sheet and scored a goal in the 2-0 home victory over Bournemouth in December.

However, Gabriel displayed some of his flaws in the reverse fixture earlier this month, looking jittery when Eddie Howe’s side counter-attacked, even though the Gunners managed to win by the same scoreline.

The 26-year-old’s hamstring injury saw Mertesacker back in the fray for the past two weeks but on his return to the starting line-up on Sunday, Gabriel was unconvincing again.

After witnessing Manchester United’s 18-year-old Rashford score two goals in two minutes, some Gooners believe much of the blame belongs to Gabriel.

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