Photo: Gabriel Paulista sends message to Arsenal fans

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista thanks his fans after reaching 200,000 followers on Instagram

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Gabriel Paulista has taken to social media to thank his fans after he reached 200,000 followers on Instagram this week.

The Brazilian defender has been a regular fixture in Arsenal’s starting line-up this season alongside France international Laurent Koscielny.

Gabriel hit the headlines when he was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Diego Costa during Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat by Chelsea last month.

The decision was later overturned by the Football Association and his three-game ban rescinded.

Now, the Brazil international has used his account on the photo-sharing app to thank his fans for their support as he looks to establish himself as one of Arsene Wenger’s first-choice central defenders.

Gabriel posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “First i want to thank God for all he has done for me and family , i also want to thank all my fans for the support , lets go gunners. #Gabrielisagunner”

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The defender will be hoping to feature when Arsenal return to Premier League action with a trip to Watford after the international break on 17 October.

Gabriel joined Arsenal from Villarreal in a deal reported to be worth around £11.2m in January 2015.

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