It probably needs to be pointed out that Gabriel’s red card for Arsenal tonight was on the softer side, but it’s yet another red card which has played a big role in Arsenal not winning another game.
At least his was a bit different from Xhaka’s and Pepe’s because it was a second yellow for trying to defend rather than violent conduct, but it still cost his side in a vital moment.
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There’s a further problem that Gabriel might have as it turned out that he issued a tweet of encouragement to the fans earlier in the week, but it doesn’t look so good now when you realise what happened tonight:
It’s a tough one because fans obviously don’t like it when they feel ignored and it looks like the players are ignoring them or don’t value them, but it’s probably a good example of why the players need to stay quiet and focus all of their efforts into leading the club out of this mess.