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Mikel Arteta praises Gabriel ‘who hadn’t played in six months’ after his display in win over Fulham

‘Gabriel did really well…he hadn’t played for six months’: Mikel Arteta praises new defender who bags a goal and is awarded man of the match during Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Fulham

  • Gabriel was man of the match for his display during Arsenal’s 3-0 victory
  • The 22-year-old scored the Gunners second in a convincing win over Fulham 
  • Mikel Arteta has lauded praise on the youngster following his debut 

Mikel Arteta has lauded praise on Arsenal‘s new summer signing Gabriel after a man of the match display in their 3-0 win over Fulham.

The £25m summer signing scored the Gunners’ second as they cruised to an opening day victory away at Craven Cottage.

After a few nervy moments in the opening few minutes, the 22-year-old gained composure and confidence and Scott Parker’s side found it tough to get past the young Brazilian.

Mikel Arteta has praised Gabriel for his man of the match display during Arsenal’s 3-0 win

Gabriel scored on his first competitive game in six months since playing for Lille in March

Gabriel scored on his first competitive game in six months since playing for Lille in March

His performance was even more impressive seeing that…