‘Shambles’ ‘He Was Shaky’ Fans Criticise Arsenal Defender Who Made 0 Tackles Or Blocks Against Benfica

‘Shambles’ ‘He Was Shaky’ Fans Criticise Arsenal Defender Who Made 0 Tackles Or Blocks Against Benfica

Arsenal scraped through to the last 16 of the Europa League against Benfica last night but one player who didn’t impress supporters was Gabriel Magalhaes.

According to Stats Bomb, the Brazilian failed to make a single tackle or block during the 90 minutes, and supporters on Twitter were critical of the defender’s display following the 3-2 victory in Greece:

Gabriel simply didn’t do the basics well. He was caught out of position a number of times, while he also mislaid eight passes on the night. The 23-year-old will need to put in much better performances if he is to keep his place in the starting eleven.

With Pablo Mari having started against Manchester City last weekend, there is a good chance that the Spaniard will be recalled in Gabriel’s place when the Gunners take on Leicester on Sunday afternoon.

It is concerning that we haven’t seen the best of Gabriel since his return from a spell out with the virus and it will be hoped that this is only a brief drop in form.

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