Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel will miss our next three games as he has to self-isolate having been in close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19.
So, as well as being absent for today’s clash with Chelsea, he also misses the trips to Brighton and West Brom, and the home encounter with Newcastle in the FA Cup.
Fellow Brazilians Willian and David Luiz also sit out today’s game, with the club reporting:
“Both are unwell but have both recently tested negative. We will continue to monitor, support and assess their conditions.”
While the two elderly players aren’t a huge miss, the younger Brazilian has been one of our better players so far this season, so it’s a blow.
Let’s hope that there’s no further spread within the squad too.