Date: 7th April 2016 at 4:16pm
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Brazilian defender, Gabriel, has seemingly made one of the starting centre back roles his own leaving BFG to sit on the bench, and whilst Gabs has had his shaky moments he seems to be getting better the more he players.

Gabriel himself says it helps to play with a defender as good as Laurent Koscielny and looks to emulate his Arsenal counterpart.

“I`m really happy to be compared with such a great player, he has been showing throughout the season that he can be one of the best, or is one of the best, defenders in the world.

“I feel very happy and want to train more and more every day to be better in every match to make sure I can get to his level. I want to become one of the best defenders.

“I have to change my style a little bit [depending on my defensive partner], when I`m playing with Mertesacker, he`s much more experienced. He plays more in his position, talks to me a lot whereas Laurent is a faster player.

“Laurent is more similar to me. There are a few differences but the quality of their passing is something which gives me a lot of confidence.

“Communication helps too. Sometimes at the beginning we think that it`s not important to learn English, that the important thing is to play.

“It`s obvious that it`s important to play well but communication is very important when you play in defence, so I realised it was important for the defence for me to learn English when I was playing and training.”

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