‘Incredible!’ – Arsenal fans love what Gabriel Magalhaes did after Harry Kane hit the post


Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette scored the goals to help Arsenal come from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby.

But it is Gabriel Magalhaes who has come in for praise from a large number of supporters.

The Gunners fell behind in the 33rd minute thanks to a brilliant piece of improvisation from Erik Lamela inside the box as he produced a ‘rabona’ to guide the ball beyond Bernd Leno.

However, Arsenal got back on level terms before the break when Kieran Tierney cut the ball back for Martin Odegaard to score his first Premier League goal, albeit via a deflection.

The winner came from the penalty spot in the 64th minute as Lacazette, who was fouled by Davinson Sanchez, sent Hugo Lloris the wrong way to complete the turnaround.

With that said, there was a lot of drama inside the final quarter of an hour.

Firstly, Lamela was sent off for a second bookable offence and despite being down to 10-men Spurs looked the more likely to get the next goal of the game.

Harry Kane had a goal ruled out for offside and then hit the post with a free-kick.

From the rebound, Sanchez guided an effort goalwards and with Bernd Leno in a seated position, it appeared that Spurs were about to equalise and deny the Gunners all three points.

But Gabriel got back in time to make a goal-saving clearance with his head.

Gabriel Magalhaes makes a goal-saving block to ensure Arsenal beat Tottenham. (Image: Sky Sports)

As expected, a number of Arsenal fans have been quick to heap praise on the Brazilian defender.

Take a look at what’s been said on Twitter…

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@afcevan said: “Gabriel with a game winning block at the end and Kane in his back pocket for 90 minutes. Incredible centre back.

@Arsenalnewschan said: That’s unbelievable defending from Gabriel. UNBELIEVABLE.”

@cdavison_afc said: “Gabriel deserves MOTM for that block alone.





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