Arsenal star Gabriel fought off a robber wielding a baseball bat who tried to steal his Mercedes from his garage.
Gabriel and a friend were followed home from a night out by two robbers who demanded the footballer’s car keys, mobile phone and watch as he got out of his vehicle.
One of the attackers, Abderaham Muse, then lunged at the Brazilian with the bat, but Gabriel struck him in the face and wrestled with him, grabbing his hat, until the robber wriggled free and ran off.
Horrifying CCTV footage played in court shows the black Mercedes pull into the garage at Gabriel’s house in Barnet, north London, and the 23-year-old get out with his friend, Rodrigo Tavares.
Muse and his accomplice, both wearing masks and hoods, walk into the garage and Muse holds the baseball bat up to the footballer’s face.