Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes was forced to return to the pitch following the conclusion of the club’s meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion this evening, after losing a tooth in a late collision.
Mikel Arteta’s men made the trip to the south coast a short time ago, for their latest Premier League clash.
The Gunners headed into proceedings with spirits high in the club’s camp, after rattling off a quartet of successive victories across all competitions, including three-straight in the league.
And, when all was said and done on Saturday, though Arsenal saw their stretch of victories brought to an end, they ultimately extended their unbeaten run to five fixtures.
A hard-fought affair, during which the visitors were largely pinned back by an impressive Brighton outfit, eventually played out into a 0-0 stalemate.
Last-ditch defending from #AFC 😳
Aaron Ramsdale gets a crucial touch to deny Maupay a certain goal! #BHAARS pic.twitter.com/kOYotQ0x8A
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 2, 2021
Safe to say, throughout the 90 minutes this evening, Arsenal’s back-5 of Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes and Kieran Tierney had their work cut out for them.
Brighton, under the increasingly impressive Graham Potter, were frankly relentless at the Amex, pushing hard for what few could have argued wouldn’t have been a deserved winner.
Mikel Arteta’s charges, though, to their credit, continued to stand tall in the face of adversity.
And, as outlined above, the after-effects of a punishing evening have since very much taken their toll on one particular member of the Gunners’ backline.
The player in question? Gabriel.
Late in the action on the south coast, Brazilian stopper Gabriel, for the 2nd season in a row, saw his tooth knocked out during a meeting with Brighton.
In turn, as showcased below, the 23-year-old was left with little choice but to return to the pitch post-match, amid torrential rainfall, to seek out the missing member of his smile:
Update: Gabriel is still searching for his missing tooth 🦷 https://t.co/i1mCBN204W pic.twitter.com/T939y6eeKi
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) October 2, 2021
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|6||Brighton & Hove Albion||6||3||13|
|7||West Ham United||6||5||11|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||5|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||5|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City||5|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||4|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||4|
|Sarr, Ismaila||Watford FC||4|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||3|
|Benrahma, Said||West Ham United||3|
|Gray, Demarai||Everton FC||3|
|Ronaldo, Cristiano||Manchester United||3|
|Lukaku, Romelu||Chelsea FC||3|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||3|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||3|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||3|
|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||3|
|Hwang, Hee-chan||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3|
|Greenwood, Mason||Manchester United||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||2|
|Saint-Maximin, Allan||Newcastle United||2|
|Player||Team||Red Cards||Yellow Cards|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||0||4|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||0||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||0||3|
|Cooper, Liam||Leeds United||0||3|
|Tarkowski, James||Burnley FC||0||3|
|Veltman, Joel||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||3|
|Brownhill, Josh||Burnley FC||0||3|
|Etebo, Oghenekaro||Watford FC||0||3|
|Skipp, Oliver||Tottenham Hotspur||0||3|
|Djenepo, Moussa||Southampton FC||0||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||0||1|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||0||2|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0||2|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||0||2|
|Alonso, Marcos||Chelsea FC||0||2|
|Ward Prowse, James||Southampton FC||1||1|
|Manquillo, Javi||Newcastle United||0||2|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||0||2|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||7|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||4|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||3|
|Saint-Maximin, Allan||Newcastle United||3|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester City||3|
|Kovacic, Mateo||Chelsea FC||3|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||2|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||2|
|Benrahma, Said||West Ham United||2|
|Ings, Danny||Aston Villa||2|
|Toney, Ivan||Brentford FC||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||2|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||2|
|Azpilicueta, Cesar||Chelsea FC||2|
|Gross, Pascal||Brighton & Hove Albion||2|
|King, Joshua||Watford FC||2|
|Pereira, Ricardo||Leicester City||2|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trent||Liverpool FC||2|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||2|