Arsenal fans react on Twitter to new signing Gabriel Paulista's debut

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Arsenal fans were suitably impressed with Gabriel Paulista's debut against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup today.

Arsenal coasted into the sixth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Two first half goals from Olivier Giroud were the difference, as the Gunners did what Manchester City couldn't in the fourth round - avoid an upset against Championship high-flyers Middlesbrough.

The game featured a number of impressive displays, including from Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil, but many Arsenal fans were focusing on the debut of new signing Gabriel Paulista.

Paulista, 24, played just 50 games for Spanish side Villarreal, but Arsene Wenger saw enough of him to make the Brazilian his biggest January addition.

Having been left out against Tottenham and Leicester City in the last week, Paulista was finally given his debut against Middlesbrough today.

Partnering Laurent Koscielny in the heart of the Gunners back four, Paulista was strong and aggressive, but ended the game with a booking.

Fans took to Twitter after the game to review Paulista's performance, and they were generally impressed with his performance alongside Koscielny, with some suggesting he should keep his place in the side ahead of Per Mertesacker.

Here are some of the reactions from Arsenal fans on Gabriel Paulista's debut...

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