ARSENAL star Gabriel Magalhaes has issued a now-deleted enigmatic post after missing out on Brazil’s squad.
Gabriel has played a major role in the Gunners’ Premier League title challenge this season after forming a strong partnership with William Saliba at centre-back.
However, Brazil caretaker manager Ramon Menezes, who took over from Tite after a poor 2022 World Cup showing, didn’t include the defender for the upcoming friendly.
The 25-year-old didn’t seem too pleased with that development as he took to Twitter to share an apparent tongue-in-cheek response.
Gabriel tweeted: “New job”, and accompanied his post with a basketball and a winking emoji.
That appeared to be a subtle dig at Menezes with the ex-Lille star hinting he may try his luck at another sport.
However, the Brazilian deleted his post soon after with his exact message still not confirmed.
Brazil are scheduled to take on Morocco in Tangier on March 25.
That will be the Selecao’s first match since their humiliating World Cup exit at the hands of Croatia, who eliminated them from the quarter-finals in Qatar.
Morocco, on the other hand, will be hosting the Brazilians shortly after becoming the first ever African nation to make it to the competition’s semi-finals.
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Menezes called up a number of other Premier League stars for the international friendly.
Those are Manchester City’s Ederson, Nottingham Forest’s Renan Lodi, West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta and Wolves’ Joao Comes.
Tottenham’s Emerson Royal and Richarlison as well as Manchester United’s Casemiro and Antony also join them.
Chelsea January signing Andrey Santos has made the squad as well after he was shipped back on loan at Vasco da Gama.
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There were some other notable omissions, such as Liverpool’s Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino as well as Barcelona’s Raphinha and Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes.
Gabriel’s Arsenal‘s team-mates Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus are omitted with the latter still injured after the World Cup.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar is also not included as he is currently nursing an ankle injury.