ARSENAL star Gabriel fought off a baseball bat-wielding robber who attempted to steal his car from his garage.
A pair of thieves followed the £27m centre-back and his friend home before demanding the footballer’s keys, phone and watch as he got out of his Mercedes.
Shocking CCTV footage showed the hooded robber, Abderaham Muse, lunge at the Brazilian with the silver bat.
But the Gunners star jabbed him in the face before wrestling and grabbing his hat until the robber managed to escape and ran away with his accomplice.
They sprinted past a third member of the gang, who had been making sure the electronic gates outside the home remained open.
Muse, 26, was jailed for five years last month after police linked him to the robbery in August through DNA from the hat that had fallen off during the scuffle.
Footage taken from the 23-year-old defender’s garage showed the black Mercedes pull into the garage at his home in Barnet, North London before he gets out with pal, Rodrigo Tavares.
After the robbers approached the pair, Gabriel, who joined Arteta’s side from Lille last year, holds his hands in the air, removes his watch and hands it over to the thief with his car keys.
Shocking moment Arsenal star Gabriel fights off masked thugs in horror baseball bat attack over his £45k Mercedes
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