Gabriel, a central defender for Arsenal, just recently played his first game for the Brazil national team, and the media has been saying many good things about how he played.
Gabriel, that is very good and a key player for Arsenal, played for Brazil against Bolivia. This was the first time that the central defender from Arsenal played for his country. Brazil was supposed to win the match, and they did not disappoint us.
The Seleção won by beating Bolivia 5-1 in the 2026 World Cup qualification match.
Arsenal’s Defender Gabriel is in the Starting Lineup for Brazil
Neymar, that used to play for Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain and is at at now playing for Al-Hilal in a league in Saudi Arabia, scored two goals.
Real Madrid’s forward Rodrygo also scored two goals. Barcelona’s winger Raphinha also scored a goal. Arsenal’s center-back Gabriel began the match in the defense. The Brazilian player, who earns £100,000 per week according to SalarySport, had to leave the game due to an injury.
Gabriel suffered a blow early on.
In the fifth minute of the game, Diego Ibanez from Bolivia could not get the ball and accidentally hit Gabriel in the chest with his right knee. However, the Arsenal defender returned from the injury and continued playing until the final stages of the game.
The Media is Quite Impressed with Gabriel
Goal rated Gabriel’s performance 7 out of 10 for his debut with the Brazil national team.
The report said: “He handled the ball very well when he was in a position of it and did a good job when they wanted him to defend actively. The Arsenal player played very solid.”
“Pundit Feed rated the Arsenal player 6.5 out of 10 for his special day. They said: ‘He got a very tough hit to his ribs at the early stage of the game, but he kept playing and stopped Marcelo Martins from scoring. Sadly, he had to leave the match because of an injury later.’
Brazil is a much stronger team than Bolivia, so it was very obvious that they would win. Gabriel must be very happy with how his first game for Brazil turned out. The Arsenal player is just 25 years old. The defender’s best years are still ahead of him.
We think that Gabriel can turn out to be a very important player for the Brazil national team in the near future. Do not forget to always come around so that you can get further updates.