The Brazilians do fare well in England. Since the last decade, plenty of Brazilians talents have started to showcase their talents in Premier League, which was not evident in the 80s, 90s and early part of 00s; at present, Premier League has become one of the favourite leagues of Brazilian talents.

Teams like Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City and United sign impressive talents and experience.

The Brazilians in Liverpool have been outstanding since they arrived at Anfield and made everyone think that they should do the same and Mikel Arteta was quite intent to sign the Brazilians this season. He already had Gabriel Martinelli under his wings and to inject more dynamism Willian was brought on from Chelsea and a six-feet-tall strongly built centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes landed in Emirates with the hope of not only strengthening the back but offer something extra.

Willian and Gabriel were handed full debuts in the opening match of the Premier League 2020-21.

Brazilian pair shone as the visitors opened up their new campaign with a thumping 3-0 victory.

There was a goal for Gabriel on his debut and two assists for Willian, who was also heavily involved in Alexandre Lacazette’s opener. As opening day fixtures go, this was as good as they come for Arsenal.

The lanky Gabriel became the heart of the back three immediately alongside and, after a couple of nervy early touches; the Brazilian cruised through the game like he is a genuine seasoned campaigner.

The 22-year-old made Arsenal tick from the back, getting himself on the ball and getting his team moving forward. He made 113 passes in total – 20 more than any of his team-mates, 106 of which were successful.

And on the rare occasion, Fulham did get some possession in their final third, he was often on hand to win the ball back and clear his lines.

Then he scored a goal as he when he rose unchallenged to head home from Willian’s corner early in the second half.

Willian was at the heart of build-up, seeing a shot saved before Lacazette buried the rebound. The Brazilian was a constant threat every time he got on the ball, causing the Fulham defence real problems with his direct running and quick feet.

In the second half, Willian was the same – The Brazilian sprayed a wonderful cross-field pass to Aubameyang, who surged forward from the left and curled an unstoppable shot into the far corner to open his account for the new season.


A bright start for Mikel Arteta and his boys and the fans would be hoping, they maintain the same throughout the season.

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