Photo: Gabriel Paulista issues Arsenal rallying cry ahead of ‘war’

Gabriel Paulista is clearly looking forward to Arsenal's Champions League clash with Olympiacos

Gabriel Paulista is clearly looking forward to lining up for Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday night as the Gunners prepare to host Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium.

The north London side head into the game looking to notch up their first win of the season in Europe’s elite club competition after their surprise 2-1 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their group opener earlier this month.

Gabriel is expected to feature in the heart of Arsenal’s defence, and the Brazil international is relishing the chance to prove himself in Europe’s top club competition.

The defender shared the photo above on his personal Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon and wrote: “Another day, another war, and im glad to be back with the team, let’s go #gunners #gabrielisagunner #UCL #brasiliangunner”

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The 24-year-old has been a regular fixture in Arsenal’s first team this season, with the defender having made four Premier League appearances for the Gunners so far this term.

He also played the full 90 minutes during the defeat by Zagreb earlier this month.

Arsenal v Olympiacos: Pre-match facts

• The Gunners’ 18th successive group stage campaign began with a 2-1 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb. Olivier Giroud was sent off six minutes before half-time.

• Last term Arsenal reached the last 16 for the 15th successive season but were eliminated at that stage for the fifth consecutive campaign.

• Arsenal are unbeaten in eight home contests against Greek visitors, winning six and drawing two.

• Last season Olympiacos finished third in Group A, losing all three away games.

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