'Say what you want': Arsenal star responds to fans' criticism after Sunday's game

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Arsenal drew 1-1 with Fulham yesterday at the Emirates and Gabriel Magalhaes was at the centre of attention.

The Brazilian returned to the starting lineup after missing the game in Prague last week. Gabriel had a solid game overall, but he stepped on Mario Lemina’s foot inside the box, and the referee pointed to the spot.

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The penalty was a harsh one, but there was contact and as minimal as it was, it was never going to be overturned by VAR. Josh Maja scored from the spot and Fulham made us work really hard.

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The Cottagers were just a minute away from taking all three points away from the Emirates, but Eddie Nketiah levelled the scored in the 97th minute of the game and that ended the game 1-1.

Gabriel received some criticism online for the penalty he gave away. The Brazilian came under fire after his performance against Liverpool and in the first-leg against Slavia Prague as well, and it looks like he has had enough.

The former Lille man took to Twitter to send a message to Arsenal fans after the game. He claimed that he accepts the criticism, but it clearly looked like he was tired of people going on and on about his performances.

The Insider’s View:

The criticism that has come Gabriel’s way in recent weeks is slightly unfair. Yes, he hasn’t been at his best, but some of the things that has been said about him by sections of the fan base and the media have been harsh.

The Brazilian was our best player in his first three months at the club. Fans expected him to be just as good or better throughout the season, but people quickly forgot that he is still only 23 and it is his first season in the Premier League.

Gabriel will only get better as he plays more. He has all the qualities to become one of the best defenders in the Premier League, but fans should be a bit more patient as it will not happen overnight.

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