‘Big liability’ and ‘shocking’ – These Arsenal fans blame Gabriel Magalhaes for Theo Walcott’s goal for Southampton

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Some Arsenal fans have fairly moved away from the usual suspects to levy the blame on Southampton’s goal through former Gunner Theo Walcott on Gabriel Magalhaes.

Saints ace Jannik Vestergaard showed Arsenal what a creative, ball-playing centre-back is with a brilliant pass into the middle of the pitch.

Gabriel decided to press forward on forward Che Adams and was punished for doing so as the former Birmingham ace muscled off the defender as he span away, making it look effortless.

Gabriel, who was recruited for a fee of £27m this summer, as per the Guardian, left his fellow defenders stuck with his choice – Kieran Tierney slid over to cover the central area, leaving the space for Adams to thread the ball into Walcott’s path.

The ex-England international showed ice-cold composure as he controlled the ball and lobbed it over Bernd Leno before celebrating against his former club for his boyhood club.

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Here’s what some of the Arsenal faithful had to say on the Brazilian’s role in the costly goal:

Gabriel had made an encouraging start to life at Arsenal, but that seems to be fading away with the side’s poor form continuing, he had Chris Wood’s error to thank for not being criticised vs Burnley.

The 22-year-old was also left looking unflattering in the buildup to Heung-Min Son’s opener for rivals Spurs as the Gunners were embarrassed in the first north London derby of the season.

Mikel Arteta may want to advise Gabriel against pushing dangerously forward like this – leaving central defence wide open – even though he may be doing so in a bid to paper over the midfielders’ cracks.

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