Arsenal’s Gabriel reacts to Brazil’s FIFA World Cup snub
Arsenal defender, Gabriel Magalhaes has posted a cryptic response to missing out on a place in Brazil’s 2022 FIFA World Cup squad.
On Monday, Brazil manager, Tite released his 26-man squad for Qatar, which was filled with various Premier League stars.
Some of the Premier League players that made the squad are Everton’s Richarlison, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Arsenal forwards Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli, while Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was not included.
But Magalhaes was left out of the squad despite his impressive performances so far this season that have pushed Arsenal to the top of the English Premier League table.
The 24-year-old, who is yet to make his senior Brazil debut, missed out to Chelsea’s Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos, Real Madrid’s Eder Militao and Juventus’ Bremer.
However, while Magalhaes is yet to directly comment on the matter, the centre-back did respond to a fan on his Instagram story shortly after the squad was announced.
Reposting a message that read: “I saw you grow up in football, brother. You are the pride of our neighbourhood.” Magalhaes added a heart and fist-bump emoji to the caption.
Magalhaes has also liked a number of his teammates’ posts on social media celebrating their own call-up, including that of Jesus, who posted a video montage of his highlights along with the captain ‘Inexplicable’.