Gabriel Paulista has handed Arsene Wenger a huge fitness boost by returning to training following an ankle injury sustained in the pre-season friendly match against Manchester City.
The player was pictured training ahead of Arsenal clash of Southampton and would be a welcome addition to Arsene Wenger as the Gunners are set to participate in the Champions League and League Cup in the upcoming days.
However, He might not be featuring in the game against Paris Saint-Germain this Tuesday at Paris as Wenger is not keen to force the player into the team ahead of his recovery.
It may be the first time in so many years that only three players of the first team are injured at a particular time.
Ramsey, Welbeck and club captain Per Mertesacker are the ones injured right now Ramsey could be back before Arsenal’s next premier league outing.
Gabriel’s presence would be a huge boost for the side as they only have Rob Holding as a backup center-back. Calum Chambers has been sent out to loan and Per Mertesacker is out for a lengthy period.
Laurent Koscielny and the signing of Mustafi has strengthened the defense of Arsenal. Gabriel Paulista was initially ruled out for about eight weeks but the player is recovering ahead of schedule and could return in just six weeks.
On 28 December 2015, Gabriel scored his first goal in European football, heading in Mesut Özil’s corner kick to open a 2–0 win against Bournemouth; the result put the Gunners to the top of the Premier League.
Seeing that, hope his next goal wins us another match and puts us on the top of the table again.
He’ll be back in contention for the EFL cup where Arsenal meet Nottingham Forest. Hopefully, we’ll also get to see Lord Bendtner in action playing for the championship side.