(Photo) Arsenal defender displays impressive gurning skills as he and unwanted teammate wrestle in training

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Preseason training sessions are universally dreaded by footballers, but moral at Arsenal’s London Colney base seemed high this week.

The photo below, which was posted on Arsenal’s Instagram account on Saturday morning, encapsulates a playful mood.

Joel Campbell has been told to look for a new club by Arsene Wenger, according to the Daily Star, but the Costa Rica star seemed happy enough, despite being wrestled by Gabriel Paulista.

@gpaulista5 and @jou_campbell are in good spirits ahead of training #Arsenal

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Gabriel has filled in well for Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker since arriving at the Emirates Stadium in January 2015.

The Brazilian centre-back has started 29 games in all competitions, impressing with his composure on the ball, as well as his two main assets – his positional awareness and his pace.

However, as this photo proves, Gabriel is also an exceptional gurner.

When he eventually calls time on his football career, he has the potential to go all the way at Egremont Crab Fair’s World Gurning Championships. They’ve never had a Brazilian winner, yet…

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