EPL: Mikel Arteta picks player after Arsenal beat Burnley

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta praised defender Magalhães Gabriel after the Gunners registered their first away Premier League win of the season against Burnley on Saturday.

Arsenal beat Burnley 1-0, thanks to Martin Odegaard’s stunning free-kick at Turf Moor as Arsenal claimed their second consecutive victory of the new campaign.

Arteta described Gabriel’s performance against Burnley as “formidable”.

“We know he is [Gabriel] a player with an incredible future who has already given us a lot, ”said Arteta in his post-match press conference.

“It doesn’t get much harder than playing here in the Premier League and he’s been great today.”

Arteta added: “It was a hard-fought victory in a really difficult location. You must be ready for a fight.

“In the first half we had some really good times where we were really dominant and should have scored more goals. In the second half we gave the ball too often at low cost.

“We have players who are not at their level to play in this type of game, but they did their best and we won.

“I’m very proud of them defensively and I’m really happy with the win.”

Arsenal’s next match will be against Wimbledon in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

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