Gabrel 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 Advertisement 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 ð¤ð»ð¤ð½ @DavidLuiz_4 ð´âªï¸ 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.
Team Nigeria gold medalists are Tawakalt Yakeem who garnered two in the junior women’s individual pursuit and sprint events while Bethel Okeyah got the gold medals in the men’s junior individual pursuit, sprint and the point race events.The other three gold medals came from Mary Samuel in the women’s point race, Rita Oven in the elite women’s Sprint and Qodri Ajibade who beat other riders in the elite men’s point race.The cynosure of all eyes was former junior world champion, Ebtissam Zayed of Egypt who beat all in her category, the women’s individual pursuit in style to the admiration of all.The three-day championship ends today as both the President of the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC), Dr. Mohamed Wagih Azzam and the President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Giandomenico Masari commended all the cyclists for their performances so far in the first track competition in Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After two days of action at the maiden edition of the All African Track Cycling Championship at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja yesterday, Team Nigeria amassed a total of 14 gold, 24 silver and 4 bronze medals to lead other countries so far.Egypt follows in second place with 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals while Morocco is currently in third position with a gold and silver each.Burkina Faso and Burundi have also recorded medals with the Burkinabe team grabbing 5 bronze while Burundi a have two bronze.