Wenger – This Arsenal player is ‘well-suited’ for his new position
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.”