Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on one of his defenders after the FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City.

The Gunners defied the odds by coming from behind to defeat Pep Guardiola’s side 2-1 after extra-time on Sunday.

It was the team’s second straight victory since Wenger’s decision to switch to a three-man back line.

And according to the Arsenal manager, the stand-out performance from his defensive unit came from Gabriel.

“Well, Gabriel has played some positive games as a right-back.” Wenger said after match

“I felt that he has good pace, and today I felt that he could intervene for Oxlade-Chamberlain on Sane going through.

“Sane goes through a lot in behind and I felt that he had the pace to cover, to tackle and he did that very well.

“Especially in the second half when I think he saved three of four balls. So I just thought he was well-suited for this position.

“He played right-back, he played centre back and he plays at the moment in a position that is between the two.”

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