‘That was his worst game in an Arsenal shirt’ – Twitter bashes Gunner after West Ham display
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Several fans were calling for Gabriel to replace Per Mertesacker in the starting eleven not too long ago, but the tide is turning after Saturday’s 3-3 draw with West Ham.
The Brazilian spent much of his first year at the club as a bit-part player, featuring occasionally as Arsene Wenger opted to stick with the same centre-back partnership no matter what.
However, Gabriel has gained more playing time than ever following Mertesacker’s sending off against Chelsea in January.
The 25-year-old was initially impressive but after his recent performances away at Old Trafford and Upton Park, some Gooners appear to have changed their minds about Gabriel.
If I were Callum Chambers I'd have a good think about my Arsenal future, he's so much better than Gabriel and doesn't even get in the squad
— Charlie (@suseexgooner) April 10, 2016
Gabriel's worst game in an Arsenal shirt. Iwobi proving himself game-by-game, Gabriel giving reason to doubt game-by-game.
— Pranav Khemlani (@pranavkhemlani) April 10, 2016
They spend years saying Arsenal only want pretty football & lack fight then we sign Gabriel who would rather fight than play football.
— JB™ (@gunnerpunner) April 9, 2016
There is a reason why Gabriel was on the bench at Villarreal. Mertesacker has to play. United and West Ham results show why. #Arsenal
— sid (@sidhart2go) April 10, 2016
Gabriel is not at the level to play at Arsenal. Seriously mediocre, can't pass, can't head, can't position, gets turned often
— Saltuk Özertürk (@ArsenalLetters) April 10, 2016
Is Gabriel the new Squillaci? Very bad things always seem to happen at the back when he plays.
— Balkan Arsenal (@Balkan_Arsenal) April 9, 2016
But Gabriel is world class according to some Arsenal fans. He's on the levels of Djourou/Senderos, he's just fast and that's it.
— ali (@aliladiere) April 9, 2016