Gabriel Magalhaes breaks silence after Arsenal red that was ‘hard to accept’

Gabriel Magalhaes has broken his silence after receiving a red card that was "hard to accept" during Arsenal's defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by league leaders City at the Emirates Stadium, with Rodri scoring a late winner three minutes into stoppage time.

Arsenal had taken the lead during the first half through Bukayo Saka before being pegged back after the interval as Riyad Mahrez scored from the penalty spot.

Gabriel picked up his first yellow card prior to the penalty as he attempted to scuff the penalty spot, before being sent off just minutes later.

Referee Stuart Attwell showed the Brazilian his second yellow card in the 59th minute after he fouled his compatriot Gabriel Jesus on the halfway line.

The Arsenal defender has now reflected on the defeat and the incident on social media with an Instagram post which reads: “Hard to accept it , but only God knows everything!

“Proud to be part of this team!!! Amazing spirit!

“We will keep working together, fighting until the end !! For this team I will run until I die!! Let’s keep improving in 2022!!!”

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Gabriel's two bookings came just two minutes apart and marked the second time he has been sent off in his Arsenal career.

His only previous career dismissal came against Southampton in December 2020, when he was also booked twice in quick succession.

Arsenal will now be without Gabriel for Thursday night's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at home to Liverpool while he serves his suspension.

He will be available again for the Gunners' FA Cup third round tie away to Nottingham Forest next Sunday ahead of their return to league action in the North London Derby in two weeks' time.

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