Gabriel is loving life at Arsenal - and the defender feels he has the right attributes to succeed in England.
The 24-year-old has delivered some assured displays during his first six months in north London after joining the club from Villarreal.
Those performances have pleased Gabriel, who says he is now well adapted to life as a Gunner.
"My characteristics of being strong have helped me adapt well to the English league"
“I’ve only been here for a short while but I think it is a wonderful experience,” he said, speaking at the launch of Arsenal’s new PUMA away kit, “I am learning a lot with all my colleagues, with the city and with this club, which I have no words to describe because it is so great. I am very happy.
“I think it involves everything; the family helping outside and the team-mates helping within the club. I think this combination helps my happiness grow more every day.
“When I first arrived it was my time to adapt. I think I am more adapted now, so I really want to win, I want to be at my best to be able to do all I can to help everyone.
“I do think that my characteristics of being strong have helped me adapt well to the English league because it is a very hard league, with a lot of contact.
“So I have been making the most of it to get better all the time.”
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