Gabriel Paulista: Why I’ll remember this Arsenal moment for the rest of my life

Lifting the FA Cup with Arsenal was a huge moment for Gabriel Paulista

Gabriel Paulista says that winning the FA Cup in his first season at Arsenal has been the highlight of his Gunners career to date.

The Brazilian defender has been a regular fixture in the Arsenal side since joining the north London club from Villarreal back in January.

The 25-year-old has made seven Premier League appearances for Arsene Wenger’s men so far this season and has impressed during his run-outs for the Gunners.

And Gabriel has revealed how lifting a trophy so soon after joining the club was a highlight for him.

Gabriel told Arsenal Player: “It is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life, winning my first trophy with Arsenal, and the most important of my career.

“I spent a whole week just thinking about this game, and the fact that it was at Wembley, a stadium that everyone around the world knows. The thought of setting foot on such a legendary pitch, in this magnificent stadium, was amazing.

“I was lucky enough to play in the semi-final and the final was very emotional for me too.

“It was great to win a trophy so soon after arriving at the club, and also very important for my family. It was great to see the whole squad so happy at achieving our goal.”

The defender will be hoping to be involved when Arsenal host Sunderland in the Premier League at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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The Gunners, who are fourth and two points behind leaders Manchester City, head into the game looking to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-1 draw at Norwich City last weekend.

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