Toothless. It’s a barb Arsenal have had to deal with all season.
Yesterday, Gabriel Magalhaes took it to another level.
In the aftermath of our 2-0 win over Brighton, several journalists spotted our Brazilian centre-back scouring the Emirates turf for something very small. He was soon joined by members of the backroom staff in his treasure hunt but eventually gave up.
A suitably surreal end to a weird season. Gabriel and the coaching staff are scouring the area around the centre circle looking for something I can only assume is very, very small. They've been at it for some time now.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) May 23, 2021
Gabriel has been out on the pitch for ages looking for something, he’s now got a few of the coaching staff helping him. I’m pretty sure he’s looking for a tooth. pic.twitter.com/3iirVtbuOP
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) May 23, 2021
It turns out the 23-year-old had lost a tooth while the players were saying their farewells to David Luiz on the pitch.
We’d envisaged Steve Morrow-levels of tomfoolery but it looks as those someone, much to the amusement of Willian and Thomas Partey, caught him in the mouth with a stray arm.
The good news is that the tooth has been found.
Given he has the shiniest incisors in all of north London, we’re hardly surprised. The player took to Instagram later in the evening to provide an update.
Gabriel isn’t the first Arsenal player to misplace his teeth. Paul Merson and Mikel Arteta, who also found yesterday’s incident very amusing, both suffered in the line of duty.
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