As was evident in the win over Leicester City, the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern haven’t had a defence to shout about in years.
Indeed, frailty in such areas have proved a sewing motif for the Gunners across the last few years, so reports from the Daily Mirror have gone down rather well today.
They claim Emirates outcast Gabriel is set to leave north London and join La Liga side Valencia in a £10m deal. The Brazilian has lost his place to Rob Holding it seems, never truly convincing the Gooners who prop up our bar.
Signed from Villarreal in January 2015, the 26-year-old won two FA Cups with the club, though never looked like a formidable defender on these shores. Now, Los Che are said to be hopeful they can push through a deal for the defender.
Gabriel suffered knee ligament damage at the back end of last season, though a deal could still go ahead while he recovers.
With Arsenal’s squad in dire need of trimming down, this news has been well received by the punters propping up our bar.
With Holding impressing and Nacho Monreal able to deputise in central defence, there’s little place for the Brazilian in north London.
Hopefully for Arsenal, this is the start of a cull.
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