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Why Gabriel Magalhaes was angry at Gabriel Martinelli against Wolves

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes was not happy with what Brazilian teammate Gabriel Martinelli did against Wolves

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Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes expressed his frustration to teammate Gabriel Martinelli following a critical moment in the 2-0 win over Wolves at the Molineux.

Despite facing an injury-hit Wolves side, Arsenal managed to maintain defensive solidity, with Gabriel and William Saliba largely untroubled throughout the game. Although goalkeeper David Raya was called into action on occasion, notably denying Joao Gomes, the Gunners displayed resilience at the back.

The North London side, fresh from their Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich, struggled to convert their dominance into goals, but managed to break the deadlock just before halftime. Leandro Trossard’s sublime strike, orchestrated by Gabriel Jesus, gave Arsenal the lead.

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As the match progressed with limited opportunities, captain Martin Odegaard sealed the victory for Arsenal with a clinical finish in the dying moments. The win not only prevented Arsenal from enduring a winless streak but also propelled them back to the top of the table.

Late substitutions saw Pablo Sarabia and Rayan Ait-Nouri enter the fray, with the latter causing a stir with his attacking runs. A particular moment involving Ait-Nouri nearly led to a costly situation for Arsenal, much to the dismay of Gabriel.

Gabriel’s frustration stemmed from a similar defensive lapse witnessed in a previous match against Aston Villa. The Brazilian forward’s failure to track his man resulted in Villa’s goal, highlighting the importance of defensive diligence in crucial moments.

Despite Gabriel’s concerns, Arsenal managed to hold on to their lead, intensifying the pressure on title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City to match their result.

The incident underscores the meticulous attention to detail demanded by manager Mikel Arteta, emphasising the significance of defensive discipline in Arsenal’s pursuit of success. With speculation surrounding potential summer signings, Arsenal’s focus remains on maintaining their competitive edge in the race for silverware.

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