Gabriel has fans in stitches with call back to Toney tweet after Brentford win

Gabriel has left Arsenal fans in stitches with his call back Ivan Toney's infamous tweet after their win over Brentford on Sunday.

The Gunners returned to the top of the Premier League with an impressive 3-0 win away to the Bees, with goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira securing all three points. Mikel Arteta's side avenged their opening day defeat to then newly promoted Brentford on the opening day of last season with their victory.

Following that match in August last year, Brentford striker Toney mocked Arsenal on social media by tweeting: "Nice kick about with the boys."

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At full-time on Sunday, Gabriel took the chance to aim a subtle dig at Toney by replicating the tweet, much to the amusement of his fans.

“Just build the statue now," replied one Arsenal supporter. Meanwhile, another added: “Serious kick about. Respect Gabriel.”

A third fan also wrote: “Gabriel Magalhaes. You legend.” One more excited supporter later commented: “Someone had to do it.”

However, rival fans were less amused with the tweet, with some questioning Gabriel's petty social media post. One tweeted: “Part of me rates the s***house. Another part thinks have Arsenal dropped that far their players (are) forcing a rivalry with Wolves and Brentford…”

Another rival supporter also wrote: “I’m incredibly impressed as to how Ivan Toney has rattled an entire club and fanbase for over a year.”

Gabriel played the full 90 minutes at the Gtech Community Stadium, continuing his run of playing every minute for Arsenal so far this season.

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He and the rest of the Gunners defence were able to subdue Toney's threat throughout the match to keep their third clean sheet of the campaign.

Toney had gone into the match in fine form, having scored a hat-trick last time out against Leeds United. He was also called up to the England squad for the first time earlier in the week.

His infamous tweet last season was later used as inspiration by Arteta ahead of the reverse fixture, with the Arsenal boss seen showing his players the post during the Arsenal: All or Nothing documentary.

The former Peterborough United striker also slammed Arsenal in September last year when responding to reports linking him with a move to the Emirates Stadium.

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