- Feb 3, 2013
He's fitter than Varane at least. Helps when you can play a few games in a row and get some form going.
When he got turned inside out at the start of the season he got a lot of stick. From watching him at Leeds in the Championship you could tell he was levels above. He stood out alot due to his ability on the ball and I always said he just needed to improve his actual defending. Brighton for the season was perfect as they played football but he was always under pressure due to there open style and being a mid table side.Gabriel has been unreal this season. Both in attack and defence. They form a good partnership.
I remember Chelsea being linked with him a couple of windows ago, I think we opted for Thiago Silva on a free instead, but yeah, I was excited by the idea of Gabriel at Chelsea back then, and I'm not surprised in the slightest that he's been one of Arsenal's best signings in recent years.Forget Ben White, Gabriel is the main man just now, & he's just been called up to the Brazilian National team.
Varane has been really good for us though. He will walk back into a shit show of a team of course unless something changes soonNot really, although there has not been much in it this season, and White is quite a bit younger so you have to factor that into value as well
Don't think he's shaky at all tbh. He's had a couple bad games but been good in every other one.Still pretty shaky , and I still don't think he has the physicality to be a top defensive center back but he has been great for them and still has potential to be even better something which i didn't see myself saying several months ago.
I still feel he can be bullied a perception which isn't helped by his scrawny physique. But agreed his heading has been surprisingly good.Don't think he's shaky at all tbh. He's had a couple bad games but been good in every other one.
Surprisingly I think he actually is fine physically. His heading is fine tbh although I was worried after the first game, and he holds his own against 95% of attackers.