Kevin Campbell, former Arsenal forward, has described Gabriel Magalhaes as an unstoppable force in Arteta’s squad.
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Gabriel Magalhaes is a defender who works hard but is also prone to errors. Fortunately, none of his errors have cost Arsenal points.
He was recently awarded a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2027. Gabriel Magalhaes has been a key member of the team since joining from Lille in 2020 for a fee of £23 million.
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However, some believe he should be replaced by Ben White due to his frequent errors. Kevin Campbell, on the other hand, disagrees insisting Arsenal needs an aggressive player.
He stated, via Metro:
“As far as I’m concerned Arsenal need one aggressive centre-half. Someone who’s going to go and put his head in where it hurts and challenge the opposition forwards physically and mentally.
Saliba is the cool, calm and collected one who cleans up for others, but there has to be an aggressor next to him. ‘Having two “passive” centre backs is a forward’s dream! Gabriel is the kind of defender forwards don’t like playing against.
“You need one of those centre backs to be the one who goes into forwards and butt heads essentially and that’s what we’ve got in Gabriel. Let’s be honest, players make mistakes, and it doesn’t matter who you are, you can make mistakes in a football match.”
“There’s been some glaring ones at times I’ll admit, but for all of those mistakes, Arsenal still sit top of the league. I’m a big fan of Gabriel, I think he’s committed to what the club are doing, and the numbers suggest he’s having a very good season so far.”