ARSENAL fans hailed Gabriel Magalhaes after spotting his reaction to sitting opposite a pair of Newcastle players while on international duty.
GettyArsenal believe that Joelinton fouled Gabriel in the build up to the Newcastle winning goal this month[/caption]
XThe defender still looked stern-faced on international duty when Newcastle’s Buno Guimaraes got a birthday cake[/caption]
A number of replays were assessed at Stockley Park as VAR refs checked whether the ball had gone out before Joe Willock regained possession but there was no clear angle to determine it conclusively and gave the on-field referee’s decision the green light.
Although Webb revealed on the programme “Match Officials Mic’d Up” that both Kai Havertz and Bruno Guimaraes should have been sent off – as previously stated by the Premier League’s Key Match Incident Panel.
However, players involved from both sides have teamed up this week as they left their clubs to report for international duty.
And that led to Arsenal’s Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli linking up with Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle with Brazil.
Toon midfielder Bruno celebrated his 26th birthday on Thursday, and he was presented with a cake by his team-mates prior to their 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat in Colombia.
A still from the scene was shared on social media, and it showed Magalhaes looking sternly on sat next to Martinelli while Bruno received his cake sitting with Joelinton.
Arsenal supporters were quick to make fun of the scene as the image spread on social media.
“If looks could kill,” responded one supporter to seeing the image.
Along with a series of laughing emojis, another commented: “Proper Gunner. That’s my CB.”
“He’s actually still thinking about the two hands that was in his back,” joked a fellow fan.
Another Gooner joked: “I would have added 10 boxes of laxatives in the cake if I were him.”
One called his Gabriel’s look “absolutely brilliant” as another called him a “proper Gunner”.