Photo: Gabriel Paulista sends message to Arsenal fans after red card decision
Gabriel Paulista thanks Arsenal fans for their support after his red card was rescinded by the FA on Tuesday
Gabriel Paulista has taken to social media to thank Arsenal fans for their support after the red card he was shown during the Gunners’ loss to Chelsea at the weekend was overturned by the FA.
The 24-year-old was given his marching orders by referee Mike Dean for violent conduct after a clash with Diego Costa during the first half of the Blues’ 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Arsenal’s successful appeal means he will now not serve a three-match ban and could face Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday night.
And the defender used his personal Instagram account to thank his fans for their support over the last few days.
Gabriel shared the photo above on the app and wrote: “I want to thank all my fans for all the support, i love you all #gunners #gabrielisagunner”
The defender is, however, subject to a separate Football Association charge of improper conduct to which he has until 18:00 BST on Thursday to respond.
He did not leave the pitch immediately after receiving his red card, and faces possible punishment from the Football Association.