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Arsenal pair Jesus & Gabriel Magalhaes jump to defence of Vinicius Jr ahead of Madrid Derby

The Real Madrid man has been urged to ‘dance’ to his heart’s content this weekend


A pair of Arsenal stars have taken to social media on Friday evening, to unveil messages of support for compatriot Vinicius Jr.

For those not aware, the name of wide-man Vinicius has taken its place front and centre in the headlines over the last 24 hours.

This, though, does not come owing to actions on the part of the Brazilian international himself.

Instead, Vinicius was the subject of something of a warning shot courtesy of Atletico Madrid star Koke.

Ahead of this weekend’s Madrid Derby, Koke was drawn on the prospect of Real’s star winger busting out his trademark dancing celebration, in the case of finding the net at the Wanda Metropolitano.

And the Atleti midfielder was not shy in confirming that, should such a situation come to pass, it would likely give rise to ‘trouble’ for Vinicius:

Koke’s words, in turn, have since been met with understandable criticism, amid the widespread agreement that Vinicius should be permitted to celebrate in whatever manner he deems necessary, after adding to his goals tally for the campaign.

And, as alluded to above, two individuals who evidently share such an opinion come in the form of Arsenal stars Gabriel Jesus, and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Taking to their respective Twitter accounts on Friday evening, the Gunners duo, international teammates of Real’s gifted attacker, sent personal messages to Vinicius, encouraging him to ‘dance’:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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