But David Luiz was given the nod ahead of Gabriel for the Premier League clash at Anfield on Monday.
Luiz missed the match against Fulham with a neck injury and only came on as a late second-half substitute versus West Ham.
"[Gabriel] has done really well, he's adapted really well," Arteta told Sky Sports.
"He's played a few games already with us. David [Luiz] has huge experience and has played here many, many times as well and he gives us something different."