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Baptista Gets Silva Service

Brazillian power house, Julio Baptista will have a helping hand to settle in from fellow countryman Gilberto Silva.

Baptista is currently learning how to speak English, but until the time arrives where he is fluent in the Queens' then Arsenal favorite Gilberto will help him to get to grips with life at Arsenal.

Gilberto himself knows how hard it can be to settle into a side in a foreign country, but also realises the value of a friend who speaks the same language.

'It was very important for us to bring him over, he will contribute a lot and I wish him a lot of success. He is another Brazilian to speak Portuguese with me, so it is good.' said Bert.

It seems as though the Arsenal vice captain wants to give something back after he was helped to settle in England by former Arsenal midfielder Edu.

'I will do what I can to help him, the same as Edu did with me when I came over,' he said.

'He did the same job with me as I will try to do with him to help him settle quickly. I am here to help him.

'I have spoken to him about how fantastic the club is and I told him I think he will enjoy everything.'






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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 3 2006

Time: 5:13PM

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Good to see bert helping out the boy. Baptista is gonna do great things at this club. Viera the second- only better!
Tugboat
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03/09/2006 19:21:00

WHATS YOUR NEW GROUND LIKE THEN ?
LORD LUTON
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03/09/2006 19:27:00

nice to see that he will be settiling in properly. he can talk portugese with gilberto and maybe some other bi lingual players.
abdleb
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03/09/2006 20:03:00

60 000 seats 22 000 toilets 23 tons of electrical cable. 6 escalators, 13 lifts. I'd say its alright!
Tugboat
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03/09/2006 20:03:00

Hopefully bap. can do great things at the club.
red_chattey
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03/09/2006 20:23:00

Well he's got the build and character to do well here just like Gallas, especially if he's gonna rip moanrinho!
Tugboat
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03/09/2006 20:26:00

i am really lookin forward to this season, it is amazing what a couple of signings can do to a clubs morale and confidence!!!! i am also interested to this brazilian boy 'denilson' play
RVP11
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03/09/2006 20:30:00

Denilson is apparently the next Ronaldinho!!! Let's just hope he lives up to his expectations.
Tugboat
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03/09/2006 20:33:00

watching the brazil - argentina game today Julio Baptista came on and all the arsenal fans roared jus imagin when hell score a debute goal!!
#1-gooner
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03/09/2006 20:37:00

I'm afraid to shatter your dreams Tugboat but Denilson is a defensive midfielder. However Fran Merida will excede anything Ronaldinho can do, he's skillful AND scores goals. The carling cup should be interesting this year.
Rocky7
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03/09/2006 20:38:00

dO YOU THINK WE'LLE win it this year>?
Tugboat
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03/09/2006 20:45:00

i don't think other clubs realise the youth team wenger is slowley building. Merida,barazittte,lupoli,denlson,vela,van der berg, bendtner. No one except arsenal fans no much about these players and i think in three years time arsenal will have assembled an awsome team with the likes of fabregas eboue walcott and van persie reaching there prime. An exciting time for gunners fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gunna4lyfe
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03/09/2006 23:02:00

Good old Gilberto...everyone's friend!
sandgroanun
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03/09/2006 23:05:00

Is Brazil famous for their defensive midfielders?
jogabonito
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04/09/2006 07:02:00

lovin ya Bert!!
jim_the_gooner
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04/09/2006 09:47:00

so have you figured out what has been going on behind the scenes, over the last 7 months, sol campbell, reyes, ashley cole, henry, pires have looked to move away from arsenal, all but one got away, i personally think that their is a hugh problem here.
sffsd
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04/09/2006 14:07:00

Denilson is not the next ronaldinho, jsut as Ronaldinho was not the next roanldo, just as ronaldo was not the next romario, just as just as just as.
Gaga
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04/09/2006 17:29:00

maybe not but he wont be the new Gilberto, he may be a defensive now but he will add more Brazilian flair to his game.
ArsenalRob
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04/09/2006 20:04:00

It is very important to have someone speaking your language and to have a farmilliar face in the squad. It will help him settle in and get on top form quicker. I think you will do very well this season. Good luck.
POMPEYMEV
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05/09/2006 09:39:00

 

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