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I will remember FA Cup for the rest of my life - Arsenal defender Gabriel

Gabriel Paulista says he will always remember lifting his first trophy in his debut season with Arsenal.


The Brazilian defender arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Villarreal in January this year and quickly became a key member of Arsene Wenger's side.

Gabriel was a part of the Gunners squad that won the FA Cup against Aston Villa in May and admits it is still a thrill to think about that moment so early in his Arsenal career.

"It is something I'll remember for the rest of my life, winning my first trophy with Arsenal, and the most important of my career," he told Arsenal Player.

"I spent a whole week just thinking about this game, and the fact that it was at Wembley, a stadium that everyone around the world knows. The thought of setting foot on such a legendary pitch, in this magnificent stadium, was amazing.

"I was lucky enough to play in the semi-final and the final was very emotional for me too.

"It was great to win a trophy so soon after arriving at the club, and also very important for my family. It was great to see the whole squad so happy at achieving our goal."

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