Gabriel Fernández Arenas, aka Gabi, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid as adefensive midfielder. A product of Atlético de Madrid's youth system, he didn't get to see much action during his debut season. After a loan to another Madrid side, Getafe CF, he would amass 52 La Liga appearances for Atlético from 2005–07. In early February 2007, Gabi joined Real Zaragoza on a €9 million transfer, agreeing to a four-year contract, on his profile, effective as of July. Defensive-minded Gabi scored four goals in 35 games in 2008–09. Gabi netted a career-best eleven goals as Zaragoza again escaped relegation, six from penalty kicks – he was also team captain. On 12 March 2011, he scored twice from the spot in a 4–0 home win against Valencia CF. On 1 July 2011, Gabi returned to Atlético Madrid, with a transfer fee of around €3m. He scored his first goal for the team on 4 December, in a 3–1 home win against Rayo Vallecano
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Simeone’s actions this summer have been seemingly based on freshening up a squad that appeared to be short of ideas last season and introducing more competition for places in addition to providing more options in terms of system changes.