Arsenal centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes sent Real Madrid youngster Endrick flying after a strong challenge during a training session in Brazil yesterday.
Gabriel is now a regular in the Brazil squad after being called up the last two times to international duty under the new Brazilian management. His Arsenal teammates, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli have also been called up for the games against Colombia and Argentina in the coming days, with the later being tried in a new position.
At 17-years-old, Real Madrid youngster Endrick is also in the squad for the first time ever. The young Brazilian is one of the hottest prospects in the world right now with Real Madrid set to sign the player from Palmeiras next summer when the player turns 18. The Spanish giants have agreed a whopping fee of £61million for his signature.
Despite all the hype around the youngster, this didn’t stop Arsenal centre-back, Gabriel letting him know his place in Brazil training yesterday. The two Brazilians went shoulder-to-shoulder for the ball. Gabriel barely moved after making contact, while young Endrick went flying into the ground.
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Gabriel is one of the strongest players in the Premier League so it’s no surprise he put 17-year-old, Endrick on the floor.
The Arsenal centre-back has come on leaps and bounds over the last year with Gabriel now being one of the first names on the team sheet under Mikel Arteta this season.
Surprisingly the Brazilian centre-back didn’t start any of Arsenal’s first three Premier League games this season, despite featuring in every single league game for the Gunners in the last campaign.
However since then Gabriel has played the full 90 minutes in eight of the last nine matches in the league, which illustrates just how important he is to Mikel Arteta’s side.
He’s built a great partnership with fellow centre-back, William Saliba over the last year with the pair helping Arsenal hold the best defensive record in the Premier League so far this season. The Gunners have conceded just ten goals in 12 games played.