The Arsenal injury curse has struck again.
Just 36 minutes into his third start for the Gunners, the recently signed centre-back Gabriel was forced off with a hamstring injury against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road tonight.
The 24-year-old, who moved from Villarreal for £11m in January, joins a Gunners' injury-list featuring Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy, and Abou Diaby among others.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said about Gabriel's injury after the match, which ended 2-1 to the Gunners: "It's a hamstring. I don’t know, it's bad enough to come off. It's usually 21 days, not years!"
How the Internet reacted....
Welcome to Arsenal Gabriel...Stevo (@thegunners247) March 4, 2015
Gabriel lasted 34 minutes into his fourth Arsenal game before coming off with an injury. Welcome to Arsenal’s injury room, sir.Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) March 4, 2015
Gabriel is injured now. He is now officially an Arsenal player now.Kassim (@Gosso_KC) March 4, 2015
Gabriel showing he's settled in at Arsenal nicely with that injuryJG (@Artekkers) March 4, 2015
Congratulations! Gabriel is Officially an Arsenal Player now! #InjuredOmair Javed (@omijaved) March 4, 2015
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