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He was unstoppable’… Ian Wright amazed by 26-year-old Arsenal player recently

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has heaped praise on Gabriel Magalhaes for his brilliance in set-pieces recently.

The Brazil international scored a goal and assisted another in Arsenal‘s 5-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend. He won the Player of the Match award as well, and Wright is beyond impressed with him.

Ian Wright says Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes was ‘unstoppable’ vs Crystal Palace
Arsenal need help from all their players to score goals as they don’t have a forward who will guarantee 25 goals on his own.

Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard all got into double figures last season, but they haven’t been as prolific this time around.

So, the Gunners have had to be really effecient in set-pieces, and Gabriel Magalhaes is arguably the Gunners’ biggest threat off corners and free-kicks.

The Brazilian scored against Liverpool at Anfield in the 1-1 draw just before Christmas, and he doubled his tally against Palace inside 11 minutes last weekend.

Ian Wright was full of praise for Gabriel on his podcast yesterday. He claimed the 26-year-old was absolutely ‘unstoppable’ against the Eagles last Saturday.

He said on Wrighty’s House: “I’m quite pleased that now yes, we have got the set pieces that can maybe give us the goals, especially when you’ve got someone like Gabriel Magalhaes attacking it like that.

“He was like a monster, he was like Godzilla going through town in that box.

“He was unstoppable!”

Arsenal’s Gabriel is a huge goal threat
Alan Shearer described Arsenal star Gabriel Magalhaes as a ‘man-mountain‘ in the box yesterday, and he’s absolutely right.

The Brazilian has been amazing for the Gunners in both boxes since he joined the club back in 2020. He scored on his debut against Fulham back then, and he has been a big threat in every set-piece situation since.

Over the last three-and-a-half years, since Gabriel made his debut, no defender in the Premier League has scored as many goals as him – 12.

That number could definitely go up in the coming weeks and months, which would really benefit Arsenal in their pursuit of the Premier League title.

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