Ray Parlour criticises Gabriel Paulista on Twitter for West Ham goal

Arsenal

The former midfielder thought the Brazilian was at fault for the Hammers' second goal.

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has criticised defender Gabriel Paulista on Twitter for his role in West Ham’s second goal in Saturday’s draw.

The Gunners drew 3-3 with their rivals at Upton Park, as a hattrick from Andy Carroll saw the Hammers come back from two goals down to secure a draw.

The second of those goals saw Carroll hit an effort off of the Brazilian, with the deflection seeing the ball make its way past goalkeeper David Ospina.

Some would suggest it was unfortunate for Gabriel, but not Parlour, who criticised the defender for turning his back on the strike.

Gabriel’s display is only likely to have many questioning whether the Gunners still need a world class centre half alongside Laurent Koscielny.

Many have suggested before now that Arsene Wenger’s side still need another centre half in their team, as well as the calls for a defensive midfielder and a striker.

And although Koscielny and Gabriel had impressed together in recent weeks, with Per Mertesacker dropping to the bench, this game showed they may not be at the level that is required.

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