Gabriel: Arsenal star mocks Ivan Toney after victory vs Brentford

Gabriel Magalhaes mocked Ivan Toney on social media after Arsenal's Premier League win vs Brentford.

Gabriel Magalhaes made sure to get revenge on Ivan Toney after Arsenal crushed Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal travelled to Brentford looking to go back above Manchester City to the top of the Premier League table.

And the Gunners did just that as they swept Brentford aside in west London.

William Saliba gave Arsenal the lead in the 17th minute as he headed home Bukayo Saka’s corner.

Gabriel Jesus doubled the north London outfit’s advantage 11 minutes later as he brilliantly headed home Granit Xhaka’s cross.

Fabio Vieira rounded out the scoring four minutes after the break as he netted a 25-yard beauty on his full Premier League debut.

Gabriel mocks Toney after the game

Arsenal were Brentford’s opponents for their first ever Premier League game last season. The Bees won 2-0 in a historic day for the club.

Toney tweeted after the match: “Nice kick about with the boys.”

So, when Arsenal beat Brentford on Sunday, Gabriel made sure to get revenge.

“Nice kick about with the boys,” Gabriel wrote after he helped keep Toney quiet in the Premier League match.

Savage. Gabriel and Arsenal have never forgotten that tweet that Toney sent just over 13 months ago.

It no doubt gave them extra motivation for their match this weekend.

Arteta used Toney’s tweet as motivation

Toney’s tweet also got to Mikel Arteta. As shown on All or Nothing, the Spaniard showed it to Arsenal players as motivation ahead of their return game against Brentford last season.

He said: “Before I go, because it’s still in my stomach, and I have managed to keep it in my stomach for six months. This is Toney (show’s tweet) after the game when we played them at Brentford.

“You know what he did, you know his tweet? ‘Nice kickabout with the boys this afternoon’. So, today they play in our house guys, and there is only one team in that pithead. Only team, they don’t play, we take the ball, we take the game and we go for it. Let’s win this game. Let’s go.”

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Arsenal go back to top of Premier League table

The Gunners are leading the Premier League going into the international break.

They have won six of their opening seven games to start the season. Their only blemish came in a 3-1 defeat against Manchester United earlier this month.

Arteta’s side looking good in their quest to return to the Champions League, a competition they haven’t played in since 2017.

Brentford, meanwhile, are ninth having picked up nine points from their opening seven games.

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