As a central defender, Gabriel Paulista or simply Gabriel plays for English club Arsenal and the Brazil national team. After spending a season-and-a-half in Spain with Villareal, he joined Arsenal in January 2015. On 20 March 2015, Gabriel was called up to the Brazil national team for the first time for friendly matches against France and Chile.
He joined Esporte Clube Vitoria's youth setup in 2009.
He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil