Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Gabriel Paulista's performance in 3-1 Chelsea defeat

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Gabriel Paulista in action with Chelsea's Willian and Marcos Alonso

Arsenal were beaten by their London rivals this weekend.

Arsenal saw their title challenge suffer a huge setback as they lost 3-1 away to Chelsea on Saturday.

The Blues were comfortable winners courtesy of goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas, with a late Olivier Giroud strike nothing more than a consolation.

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso in action with Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista

The result means there is now a 12-point gap between Antonio Conte’s league leaders and Arsene Wenger’s third-placed side, and on this evidence there is little chance of the Gunners clawing back the deficit between now and the end of the campaign.

Arsenal were forced into an early change when Gabriel Paulista replaced Hector Bellerin just 17 minutes in, and the Brazilian was targeted by some Gunners fans on social media after their latest setback.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Gabriel Paulista in action with Chelsea's Willian and Marcos Alonso

Gabriel has featured heavily at right-back this season but he, along with some of his Arsenal teammates, were deemed simply not good enough after this result.

After the match we took to Twitter to see what Arsenal fans thought of Gabriel’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch