ARSENAL centre-back Gabriel was sent off against Manchester City in almost identical fashion to his red card in the 1-1 draw with Southampton last season.

The Brazilian defender was given his marching orders in the 2-1 defeat against the Citizens after receiving two quick bookable offences.

Gabriel received his first caution after making a comment to referee Stuart Attwell after Bernardo Silva won a controversial penalty.

He was then shown his second yellow card just two minutes later after bringing down Gabriel Jesus on the halfway line just before the hour mark.

His needless foul infuriated BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand who labelled the 24-year-old as 'stupid, immature and petulant'.

Former Citizens star Joleon Lescott stated he wasn't surprised by his early bath having declared he has seen him lose his head previously.

In December 2020, the ex-Lille ace was sent off against the Saints at the Emirates in an almost exact replica of his red on Saturday afternoon.

Just like against City, Gabriel received two yellow cards in quick succession, only this time the bookings were four minutes apart.

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And the time of his sending off was also similar to his dismissal against City, as he was shown his red card in the 62nd minute.

Not only that, but the manner of both the second of yellow cards were scarily similar.

Jesus was fouled by Gabriel after the latter clattered into his compatriot just past the centre circle.

In the draw with the Saints, it was Theo Walcott that was hauled down as he spun Gabriel just past the halfway line.

Both incidents also occurred when Arsenal were drawing 1-1.

Following the disappointing, but brave loss at the hands of City, Gabriel took to social media to declare he would DIE for the Gunners.

He tweeted: "Hard to accept it, but only God knows everything! Proud to be part of this team!!! Amazing spirit!

"We will keep working together, fighting until the end!! For this team I will run until I die!! Let’s keep improving in 2022!!!"

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