Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react after footage emerged of Aaron Ramsdale sprinting over to join in the celebrations last night.
What’s the story?
Well, after Alexandre Lacazette pegged Crystal Palace back, Ramsdale could be seen charging over to celebrate.
However, while Lacazette and his teammates enjoyed the moment, some eagle-eyed fans noticed what Gabriel Magalhães did.
The £50,000-a-week man can be seen grabbing the ball from Vicente Guaita’s net, before frantically waving over to his teammates.
Clearly, Gabriel had no intention of celebrating a draw, and wanted to get the game restarted quickly to give Arsenal a chance to secure the win.
Unfortunately, very few of the £23m man’s teammates were on his wavelength, which is pretty concerning in our view.
Arsenal embarrassed themselves against Crystal Palace
Forget the three consecutive wins over Norwich, Burnley and Tottenham – a club of Arsenal’s stature cannot be happy with just that.
Two points from a possible six against Brighton and Crystal Palace is nothing to celebrate, and there seems to be a severe mentality issue at the Emirates Stadium.
We saw something similar happen back in January 2017, when Olivier Giroud netted a late equaliser against Bournemouth before celebrating wildly.
For a club of Arsenal’s stature, the players have to read the room.
We’re not saying players shouldn’t celebrate, but at least show some desire to get the ball as well and get the game going again.
To run off and jump into the crowd when there are still two points to play for is not the mentality of an Arsenal player.
Nevertheless, let’s see what the Arsenal fans on Twitter have been saying about Gabriel’s commendable actions…
Gabriel getting the ball only one with an elite mentality— Johnny Greenwood (@JohnnyGreenwo10) October 19, 2021
The only one with a brain? Gabriel.— Rob (@rob9_afc) October 19, 2021
My respect for Gabriel in this video 📈 https://t.co/pTA4JzSEuU— Ricardo 🦅 (@Ric_Ardo2001) October 19, 2021
Gabriel is an elite baller and knows the drill.— Éire Gooner 🇮🇪 (@eire_gooner) October 19, 2021
Gabriel going to get the ball straight away… Defo my favourite player now https://t.co/r5Q2tb3edN— Jake Shephard (@jakeshephard_) October 19, 2021
look at gabriel 👀👀 https://t.co/N0tXfO0MEj— KT (@afcvir) October 19, 2021