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Gabriel Magalhaes sends message to Arsenal teammate David Luiz

first_imgGabrel and William Saliba will both be eyeing a start against Fulham with Luiz out (Picture: Getty)‘I watched him since I was a kid, I played video games with his character and today it is a dream come true to be here with him and hopefully play next to him soon.‘It is always good to have Brazilian players at the club to welcome me, it is very important for me. I don’t speak English very well and I will try to learn as fast as I can.’Luiz is struggling with a neck injury picked up in the Community Shield and which has since been aggravated in training, with Holding set to start alongside Gabriel in Saturday’s trip to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.MORE: What is the point? Kia Joorabchian slams farcical Mesut Ozil situation at ArsenalMORE: Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first timeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment The summer signing from Lille has been training with his new teammates this week (Picture: Getty)New Arsenal signing Gabriel Magalhaes has praised the influence of David Luiz after just a few training sessions together – though the pair appear unlikely to start together against Fulham.Gabriel made a £25million move from Lille to the Emirates at the start of the month and has been training with his new teammates all week ahead of the return of the Premier League.He looks set to be thrust into immediate action alongside Rob Holding, with Luiz having reportedly picked up a neck injury in the Community Shield win over Liverpool. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 9 Sep 2020 9:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.4kShares Gabriel Magalhaes sends message to Arsenal teammate David Luiz Advertisementcenter_img Luiz is a hugely influential presence at Arsenal and Mikel Arteta had been eager to keep one of his most experienced players at the club to help guide and mentor the team’s younger players – which is exactly what he is doing with Gabriel.The former Lille man has made no secret of how excited he is to train with Luiz, telling Arsenal’s website: ‘For sure David Luiz is an example, he is a player I admire very much. I was always a big fan of him and everything he achieved. Advertisement Im learning everyday with him 🤜🏻🤛🏽 @DavidLuiz_4 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/XuJ5e4MHG0— Gabriel Magalhaes (@biel_m04) September 8, 2020 Luiz has been giving Gabriel a crash course in Premier League defending (Picture: Getty)The 33-year-old has been able to take part in training, though, and appears to have quickly struck up a good relationship with compatriot Gabriel since his move from France.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGabriel uploaded an image to social media of the pair engaged in an animated conversation at London Colney, with the older Brazilian having taken his countryman under his wing.‘I’m learning every day with him,’ wrote Gabriel alongside the image, also tagging Luiz.last_img read more

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French club appoint Enyeama coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 Ex-Lille and Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has been named as new goalkeeper coach of French National 3 side Iris Club de Croix.The 37-year-old has been without a club since he left French top-flight outfit Lille in August 2018, and now he has been given the chance to commence his journey in management. In a statement released on Iris Club’s Facebook page, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner will train goalkeepers from the team’s reserves to the U16 division.Enyeama began his professional career at Ibom Stars in 1999 before teaming up with Enyimba, where he helped the Aba-based outfit win three Nigeria Professional League titles, two Caf Champions Leagues and one Caf Super Cup diadem.In 2015, he moved to Bnei Yehuda and in his debut season, he helped the Lions to reach the final of the Israeli State Cup as well as a fourth-place finish in the Israeli top-flight that earned them a place in the 2006 Uefa Cup [now Europa League].After two seasons at the Bloomfield Stadium, he was signed for Hapoel Tel Aviv.There, he was their chief penalty taker and inspired the club to two Israel State Cup trophies and one Israeli Premier League title. His impressive performances in Israel caught the attention of Lille and subsequently joined the Great Danes for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.His maiden appearance came in the French club’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan in the 2012 Champions League group stage.In 2013, he went on a 14-game run without conceding a goal before he was beaten for the first time in 1062 minutes against Bordeaux.On the international scene, he made his debut in 2002 for the Super Eagles against Kenya, before going a step further to feature at the 2002 Fifa World Cup.He drew the curtain on his Super Eagles’ career after representing the country in three World Cups, one Fifa Confederation Cup and five Afcon appearances. Enyeama boasts 101 appearances and is Nigeria’s all-time most capped player, an honour he shares with current Super Eagles Assistant Coach Joseph Yobo.Recently, his former international teammate John Utaka was appointed as manager of Montpellier’s U19 team.Tags: AFCONClub de CroixVincent Enyeamalast_img read more

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