December 29, 2020

Gabriel Out After Testing Positive for COVID–19

Arsenal’s Gabriel will sit out their next two games after testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 23-year-old Brazilian will miss his side’s clashes with Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday night, 29 December, and West Bromwich Albion on 2 January.

The club’s website released a statement which said: “Gabriel has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating according to UK Government and Premier League protocols … and we are hoping he will be available again after our next two matches.”

The young defender missed the Gunners’ 3-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday, 26 December, as he was told to self-isolate earlier that day after coming into contact with someone who had contracted COVID-19.

Gunners midfielder, Thomas Partey, has recovered from a thigh injury he sustained in November, and is in training with the squad ahead of the match against Brighton tonight.

Team-mates David Luiz and Willian were both left out after complaining of feeling “unwell” but their results came back negative, and will rejoin the squad on New Year’s Eve.

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