Gabriel is stretchered off in tears after injury in Manchester City friendly

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Arsenal’s final pre-season friendly versus Manchester City has certainly been an eventful clash.

With the Gunners edging out the affair via a 3-2 win, they’ve immerged the beneficiaries from a hectic fixture.

That may not prove the case entirely however. The north Londoners received a late blow as Gabriel went down injured and it’s fair to say the Brazilian was upset about it.


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Entertaining clash

Two of the Premier League’s finest sides locking horns, albeit being a pre-season friendly, was always going to spark it’s fair share of entertainment.

Having initially taken the lead via a Sergio Aguero strike, Manchester City caved-in after the break. Goals from Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott and Chuba Akpom saw the Gunners turn the game around.

It could have been even better for Arsene Wenger’s men, but Alexis Sanchez’s audacious free-kick hit the crossbar as opposed to the net.

Late disappointment

The closing minutes of the affair proved less pleasing for Arsenal however as the game transitioned into a bittersweet event.

First Kelechi Iheanacho brought a goal back for the Citizens, but this ultimately proved a consolation. What proved the real blow was Gabriel’s injury.

The 25-year-old went to ground upon trying to win the ball in the closing affairs and sustained a crock as a consequence. Given the fact he was stretchered off the pitch, it doesn’t bode well for the Emirates-based side.

Gabriel’s tearful reaction to the injury can be seen below:

Wenger was keen to tend to the centre-back also as seen here:

With the Premier League campaign less than a week away and Arsenal’s defensive reserves truly emaciated; it’s a prominent blow.

Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are out of the Liverpool clash, so Wenger may have to call upon Calum Chambers and Rob Holding. The English duo are far from poor, but up against a Jurgen Klopp managed side, they could easily buckle.

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