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Arsenal trio Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes have been left out of the warm-up squad for the World Cup in Brazil

Brazilian coach Tite has snubbed Arsenal trio Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes ahead of their World Cup warm-up exercises.

The three players have been a key part of Arsenal’s impressive start to the season, which has seen them rise to the top of the Premier League after six games.

But they will not play in Brazil’s pre-World Cup matches against Ghana and Tunisia in September.

Tite has included Flamengo striker Pedro, who is this season’s top goalscorer in the Copa Libertadores with 12 goals, as a new attack option for Brazil in place of the three-goal Jesus.

Brazil will also experiment with two new defenders being called up for the first time, Juventus’ Gleison Bremer and Roma’s Roger Ibaez, leaving no room for Gabriel.

Brazil squad for warm-up matches:

  • Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)
  • Defenders: Danilo, Alex Sandro, Gleison Bremer (all Juventus), Alex Telles (Seville), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Roger Ibaez (Roma)
  • Midfielders: Casemiro, Fred (both Manchester United), Fabinho (Liverpool), Lucas Paquet (West Ham), Bruno Guimares (Newcastle), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo)
  • Attackers: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Richarlison (Tottenham), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo (both Real Madrid), Antony (Manchester United), Raphinha (Barcelona), Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Pedro (Flamengo).

The other most notable absentees from Brazil’s final friendlies before the final World Cup squad is announced were defender Dani Alves and midfielder Philippe Coutinho, while Martinelli, who has three goals this season, will also stay at home.

Liverpool’s Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino have all been selected, as have Manchester United midfielders Casemiro and Fred. There are also seats for United’s £85million signing Antony and West Ham’s record club signing Lucas Paquet.

Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva, Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimares and Tottenham’s Richarlison are also included.

Brazil is in Group G at the World Cup that starts in Qatar in November, along with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon.

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