Arsenal are set to be with out defender Gabriel Magalhaes for only one match following the pink card that he was handed within the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City. The Brazilian defender was despatched off for two bookable offences by Stuart Atwell – the primary for allegedly scuffing up the penalty spot following Riyad Mahrez’s controversial spot-kick – and the second for a foolish bodycheck on compatriot Gabriel Jesus. It was simply the 24-year-old’s second dismissal for Arsenal since his 2020 transfer from Lille established him as one of the Gunners’ first-choice centre-backs. His absence then following the pink card – and subsequent suspension – will definitely be a blow for the Gunners nevertheless it might effectively have been worse.
According to FA guidelines, Gabriel is simply set to miss one match because of his sending-off being a outcome of two bookable offences – while it’s only his first dismissal of the season, limiting him to only a one-match suspension. In even higher information, the defender isn’t set to miss a Premier League sport in consequence of his pink card towards City. Rules state that suspensions will be served throughout every of the key home competitions – besides the EFL trophy. That signifies that Gabriel’s present suspension will be served throughout Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg towards Liverpool on the Emirates Stadium. He will then be obtainable for the Gunners’ conflict with Championship outfit Nottingham Forest within the FA Cup, while he may play within the second-leg towards Liverpool, in addition to the upcoming North London Derby towards Tottenham Hotspur in mid-January. Following his pink card on Saturday, Gabriel took to Twitter to specific his ideas on the choice and the Gunners’ eventual defeat to Pep Guardiola’s males. He wrote: “Hard to simply accept it, however solely God is aware of every thing! “Proud to be half of this crew!!! Amazing spirit! We will hold working collectively, preventing till the top!! “For this crew I will run till I die!! Let’s hold enhancing in 2022!!!” We’ve teamed up with LiveScore to ask followers to vote for their favorite outcomes – the games which have been rather more than a rating. Vote for the match that mattered to you right here