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Piers Morgan leads calls for Arsenal star to be played in different position in huge tactical shake up for Mikel Arteta

Gunners had struggled for goals during a recent slump prior to today’s match

PIERS MORGAN joked that Gabriel Magalhaes should play up front for Arsenal after his goal against Crystal Palace.

No Gunner has managed more than six Premier League goals this season.

Arsenal went into this afternoon’s match on a run of just one win in their last seven games in all competitions.

Mikel Arteta’s side have struggled to find the net in some matches, having drawn blanks in their last two Emirates assignments, against West Ham and Liverpool respectively.

On what would be a comfortable afternoon against a badly out-of-form Crystal Palace side, centre-back Gabriel gave his side an 11th minute lead.

The Brazilian headed in Declan Rice’s corner, clambering above his marker to score.

He then rose to nod another set piece in off the back of Dean Henderson’s head on 37 minutes.

Despite the dubious goals committee giving the second as a Henderson own goal, Sun columnist Piers liked what he saw from Gabriel.

Tagging the defender’s Twitter handle, the 58-year-old joked: “2-0… another header by @biel_m04. Maybe we should play him as our striker..”

And other fans even agreed.

One wrote: “He’s him.”

While a second used laughing emojis as he commented: “bro is on fire.”

Another added: “Perhaps & put havertz defender to see if he will do something.”

Gabriel’s goal was his 13th in 147 games for the Gunners.

Leandro Trossard added a third for Arsenal on 59 minutes after a swift counter attack.

Gabriel Martinelli then rose from the bench to add a late double in the closing stages.

Their win saw the Gunners climb above Aston Villa into third on goal difference.

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