Arsenal star Gabriel continues to impress at the heart our defence and following our win against Stoke City, an interesting stat involving the Brazilian emerged, The Guardian’s David Hytner reports.
Gabriel has featured in 11 games for Arsenal. With him on the field, the team has conceded 4 goals. Record in those games: W10 D1 #afc
— David Hytner (@DaveHytner) September 13, 2015
We have only conceded four goals in the 11 games Gabriel has featured in and we’re unbeaten with the former Villarreal man in our side.
Arsene Wenger has flirted with a high-defensive line over the past few years, but the presence of Per Mertesacker has consistently halted those plans given his lack of pace.
With Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny as our defensive duo, we are able to defend aggressively and on the front foot, which is a blessing for our attacking players who can consistently press the ball high up the pitch.
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It will be interesting to see who Wenger decides to go with in next week’s clash at Stamford Bridge in what will be a fiery encounter.
Gabriel has proven to love a physical battle and he’ll come up against one of Europe’s most fiery strikers in Diego Costa.