Gabriel Magalhaes drops team news hint to Arsenal fans ahead of Norwich clash

By Louie Chandler

Gabriel is expected to return to the Arsenal backline on Saturday when Norwich City visit the Emirates Stadium, and the Brazilian has sent a message to the fans in the build up.

The 23-year-old is yet to play for the Gunners this season with a knee injury, but he made a return with the Under-23's prior to the international break.

Mikel Arteta spent £23million to bring him to the club last summer and he impressed when playing but injuries meant he struggled to nail down a regular first-team spot.

There is a hope that Gabriel's more physical nature and Ben White's ability to play out from the back will prove to be a match made in heaven for the Gunners.

After returning to full training during the international break, the defender was in a defiant mood with a huge clash just around the corner.

Taking to Twitter and writing alongside a photograph of himself at London Colney, Gabriel said: "Ready for tomorrow."

The first three games of the Premier League season have brought with it the worst start to a campaign in Arsenal's history, with three losses leaving them marooned at the foot of the table alongside Norwich City.

A 2-0 loss to newly-promoted Brentford on the opening day set a dismal tone and it was followed up by a 2-0 loss to Chelsea and a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City.

The heat will be well and truly turned up on Arteta should the Gunners fail to beat Daniel Farke's side on Saturday.

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