Arsenal trio Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, and Gabriel Magalhaes are not in the Brazil squad. However, there is a reason behind the exclusion.
The exclusion is to give opportunities to other players to prove their game to the national coach. It will also help the trio get rest before the busy schedule in the upcoming months.
ARSENAL TRIO ARE AXED FROM THE BRAZIL SQUAD AHEAD OF UPCOMING FRIENDLIES
Arsenal trio Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, and Gabriel Magalhaes are not in the Brazil national squad. The national team will play in the friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia. All three players are regular starters in the Gunners squad for Mikel Arteta. However, the trio will not be traveling with the national team for the friendlies.
All three players were part of Brazil’s squad in June. They played South Korea and Japan in friendly matches. However, Gabriel Magalhaes did not feature in either game due to a thigh injury. The defender is yet to receive his first senior cap for the national team. The Brazil national team coach Tite has given a reason for not including the Arsenal players.
BRAZIL HEAD COACH TITE HAS A LOGICAL REASON FOR EXCLUDING IMPORTANT PLAYERS
Brazil head coach Tite has given a logical reason behind the exclusion of the players. Tite said the decision helped him look at other players. When asked about Jesus he added,
“Gabriel Jesus, specifically, is having a great time and in contention. Absolutely, yes.”
However, Antony of Manchester United was included in the national team squad for the friendlies.
“These call-ups serve as opportunities for others. As well as others in this same context. Regarding the number of attackers. Football is creation and scoring, and defensive solidity. If you run away from these characteristics, you will lose. This balance point is very difficult in a team and we are looking for it. This number of attackers will not be determined.
Hence, this will be great news for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. The trio will be ready and fit more than ever. It will also help them be ready for the Qatar World Cup. There are also chances that the Premier League will not have weekend matches due to the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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