‘I used to play video games as David Luiz!’

When he was growing up, Gabriel liked nothing more than playing video games where he could control David Luiz's character.

Now, our new Brazilian centre back will be playing alongside his compatriot for real, and he finds it hard to get his head around that fact.

“For sure David is an example, he is a player I admire very much,” Gabriel told Arsenal Digital. “I was always a big fan of him and everything he achieved. 

“I watched him since I was a kid, I played video games with his character and today it is a dream come true to be here with him and hopefully play next to him soon.

“It is always good to have Brazilian players at the club to welcome me, it is very important for me. I don’t speak English very well and I will try to learn as fast as I can. 

“Nicolas Pepe is also a good friend of mine, also David they messaged me and welcomed me, this is very important to me and makes me very happy. I cannot wait to meet the rest of the squad, Willian and Gabriel Martinelli too.”

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