Gabriel Paulista


#41

That’s just bargaining at this point. Imagine saying he’s out for 6 months and going to Valencia and ask for Mustafi’s price…


#42

I suspected an ACL tear. You saw the medics manipulating the knee when he was down, and that was when he started crying.


#43

https://twitter.com/Memz_Dogi/status/762574932412866560


#44

Good news, if true.


#45

Out for 3 weeks Yea, the first week in October , the last week in December,and the second one in April 2017 !
Im sure their saying this so as not to get held to ransom but I think that ship allready sailed !


#46

Conspiracy theorist’s hat on

Just in time for the window to close. When he can have a “totally unexpected setback” :wenger:

Good news though seriously.


#47

What that means is see you in March Gabriel


#48

The real timeline of his injury will likely be known when the transfer window closes.


#49

Fingers crossed. It would be a great news.


#50

I didn’t watch the game but I’m confused as to why our most senior fit centre back was on the pitch in the 92nd minute


#51

Because beating Man City in a pre-season friendly is like a trophy.


#52

Hope you get well soon, Gab


#53

The “news” that his injury isn’t that bad could well be a calculated move to make us appear less desperate to selling clubs. My tin foil hat isn’t working too well at the moment.


#54

Probably way too early to judge here, however with the Mustafi signing, Rob impressing early on, Chambers going on loan and possibly getting lots of minutes, I seem to think Paul might fall to the wayside.

Kosh is a starter when fit, and with the poultry sum we spent on Mustafi, I’d presume Wenger is looking at him to start too. I just feel in his absence, with the amount of games between now and then, both Mustafi and Holding would have bedded in.


#55

poultry sum we spent on Mustafi,

Yea ,chicken feed !


#56

If he’s really back quite soon, then can we afford to loan out Holding?

Do you need 4 dedicated centre backs, or just 3 + a guy who is comfortable enough there like Monreal


#57

A option to recall would be nice, but getting such a deal isn’t easy.


#58

IMO Holding is better right now. I’d rather chance Holding becoming the new Tony Adams than send him out on loan to let Gabriel back in the team.


#59

We can give Gabriel enough time to get a full recovery and no need to rush him back.


#60

Poor bloke hasn’t been mentioned in months! But he came off the bench for the injuried Debuchy. Thought he had a very solid performance. Can’t be easy knowing he’s dropped down the pecking order and not getting much game time. Wonder if he’ll start against Southampton?