Arsenal fans have rounded on fellow supporters who attacked Gabriel following Jack Wilshere’s latest injury.

The England midfielder suffered a suspected hairline fracture in his left fibula after being tackled in training, and now faces months on the sidelines.

And soon after the news was revealed, fans started abusing Gabriel – whose tackled reportedly led to the injury – on social media.

The Brazilian defender was even receiving death threats.

One Twitter user wrote: “Thank you for ending my boy’s career and ruining my title dream. I swear to God if I see you I’ll kill you. Believe that @gpaulista5.”

Another tweeted: “Wtf Gabriel you reckless c*** go back to Brazil no wonder you’re the squad loner. P****.”

One user even threatened to kill the defender’s family.

They wrote: “Leave my fucking club @gpaulista5. Fucking knob I’ll put your family down.”

But this provoked a furious backlash from other Arsenal fans, who defended Gabriel – who joined the club in January from Villarreal – and blasted the Twitter trolls.


One tweeted: “The ‘so called’ Arsenal fans hating on @gpaulista5 are the epitome of the element that we don’t want or need at my historic club. Disgrace!”

Another added: “Terrible luck for Jack. But how can fans give Gabriel stick. These things happen in training.”

While one wrote: “Wishing Wilshere the speediest of recoveries and Gabriel to continue being fierce in a tackle. Anyone abusing Gabriel on Twitter is a knob.”


    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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