Arsenal fans react to Gabriel Magalhaes display vs Burnley
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Gabriel Magalhaes’ display as the Gunners beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s men have now claimed back-to-back victories in the Premier League. Understandably, given the opposition, fans may be reluctant to get too carried away.
But there were some incredibly promising signs against the Clarets. Given the way Burnley play, Arsenal’s backline can take huge encouragement from their performance and the fact they kept a clean sheet.
And no player in the back four seemed to stand out more than Gabriel.
Arsenal have not conceded a goal since the Brazilian returned from injury. And he was colossal against Sean Dyche’s side.
As shown by Whoscored, he made 10 clearances. Ben White was the next most prolific player in that area of the field, but he managed six.
Meanwhile, no player won more aerial duels than the £50,000-a-week centre-back. And he also topped the Arsenal charts for most successful tackles.
Arsenal supporters have known about his potential for some time. But many are clearly convinced that he is ready to take his game to the next level this season.
He has been outstanding alongside White. And with Takehiro Tomiyasu on the right, and Kieran Tierney on the left, Arsenal appear to have a backline they can really build upon.
‘Best Sol Campbell impression’: Arsenal fans laud Gabriel after win at Burnley
For many, Gabriel was Saturday’s man of the match. They certainly feel that no player did more to ensure that Arsenal left with a clean sheet.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Gunners fans made of Gabriel’s display…
Gabriel will prove to be one of the best defenders in the league this season
— Arnav (@AFC_Arnav) September 19, 2021
Gabriel is extremely underrated only bad thing you can say about him is his passing but even that’s improved a lot
— . (@AfcAli2__) September 18, 2021
Absolute monster performances from Gabriel, Tomiyasu and Ramsdale to get a hard fought win. Was sceptical about Ramsdale’s signing, but he hasn’t put a foot wrong. Claimed everything in the air and brought about calm into the backline. Time to take care of Spurs next weekend #AFC
— SK (@xSalman14) September 18, 2021
— vamsi pendyala (@vamsi_pendyala) September 18, 2021
— Arsenal Long Island 🎈 (@Arsenal_LINY) September 18, 2021
Gabriel was more immense for me. Took charge of everything in that box https://t.co/LsvYQQscbO
— Stevie (@StevieAFC) September 18, 2021
Great display from Ramsdale and the back 4 today. Stood up to Barnes and co and never let Burnley bully us.
Special mention to Gabriel who was immense.👏👏 #AFC
— ☞ 𝐀𝐮𝐛𝐚𝟏𝐊𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐛𝐢 ☜ (@Yo_Pierre10) September 18, 2021
Gabriel @biel_m04 was absolutely amazing today. What a warrior.
— G. (@AFCGareth) September 18, 2021
Gabriel was unreal today https://t.co/vjVFwkn3Qi
— AFC Opinions (@AFC_Opinion) September 18, 2021