Arsenal have breathed a collective sigh of relief after learning that Gabriel Magalhaes has trained with Brazil after suffering an injury scare.

Gabriel Magalhaes Trains With Brazil After An Injury Scare.
Gabriel Magalhaes

The commanding centre-half was replaced in the 85th minute when making his senior debut for the Selecao against Bolivia.

He took a heavy blow to the chest earlier in the game, before eventually being forced off with a thigh problem.


Scans have shown no muscular damage, according to Standard Sport, with the 25-year-old having been spotted applying ice to that area following his substitution.

As a result, Gabriel was able to take part in training on Sunday alongside the rest of his international colleagues.

Gabriel is now expected to start for Brazil when they face Peru in another 2026 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

The South American nation breezed past Bolivia in their opening game of that campaign.

However, Neymar broke Pele’s all-time goal record for the Selecao in a comfortable 5-1 win.

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Arsenal will be hoping Gabriel returns to them unscathed, after seeing him slot back into their starting XI for a 3-1 win over Manchester United last time out.


The Brazilian had slipped out of Mikel Arteta’s plans at the start of the 2023-24 campaign as William Saliba and Ben White were favoured as the Gunners’ centre-half partnership.

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