Why Gabriel shouted at Bukayo Saka as Declan Rice and Ben White show Arsenal intensity

football.london takes a look at the moments you may have missed during the Gunners’ Premier League win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Declan Rice of Arsenal (R) celebrates with teammate Gabriel after scoring his team's fifth goal during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on March 04, 2024 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal became the first side in the history of England’s top four tiers to win three away games by a margin of five or more goals as they hammered a hapless Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The Gunners were a goal up inside five minutes as Martin Odegaard turned home before a Jayden Bogle own goal and Gabriel Martinelli strike made it 3-0 before the 15 minute mark.

Kai Havertz then added a fourth 10 minutes later, before Declan Rice tapped home to make it 5-0 before the break. In truth, Arsenal could easily have been further ahead by the time the half time whistle blew.

Ben White was then on hand in the second half to add a sixth with a thunderous effort that rounded off the scoring. Here football.london takes a look at some of the moments you may have missed from the game.

It took less than a minute for it to become apparent that Arsenal were going to win this game. Bukayo Saka hit the bar before Gabriel Martinelli’s shot was cleared off the line and Sheffield United would last just three more minutes before Martin Odegaard opened the scoring.

In truth Arsenal could have been three goals up by the time that went in and they showed no signs of letting up. As Jayden Bogle deflected home and Gabriel Martinelli fired in, Declan Rice and Gabriel could be seen pumping their fists, inspiring their teammates to keep the intensity up. This was an Arsenal side determined to put the Blades to the sword.

White shows fight

In the build up to this game Ben White had spoke excellently about how Arsenal could show more streetwiseness in their game. That’s something the England international himself certainly isn’t lacking.

After going in for a tackle with Tom Davies the former Everton midfielder landed on White’s foot. White in turn viewed this as a chance for a cheeky dig and lifted his foot with ferocity just below what could be termed a kick. Davies responded angrily, but there was little he could do as play quickly resumed.

Gabriel wants more

No team in the history of England’s top four tiers has ever won three straight away games by a margin of five or more goals before. Arsenal had managed that margin within 39 minutes.

Still though, they wanted more. After a corner Bukayo Saka, who by that point had notched up two assists, wanted to get in on the act and shot from distance. This was much to the fury of Gabriel who yelled at his teammate for not crossing the ball to create a better chance for a sixth goal.

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