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Gilberto Fancies Old Lady

Gilberto Fancies Old Lady

If the comments accredited to Gilberto are indeed true, then this summer could see the invisible wall depart for Turin.

The mild-mannered Brazilian has found himself on the sidelines after Mathieu Flamini stole his place when Gilberto was rested after competing in the Copa America in the summer. Bert has found it increasingly difficult to get some playing time since then, and with his contract up in the summer, he says if Juventus come a knocking, then he might just be tempted.

"I would willingly go to Turin," Gilberto told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Juve are a prestigious club and they have already overcome their problems following their demotion to Serie B.

However showing the total professional that he is, Bert suggests he would show complete respect for the Gunners and only leave on good terms.

"I would adapt myself well to the Italian league, however Juve should know that I have no intention of starting a war with Arsenal."

I don't think any true Gooner would begrudge Gilberto a transfer if it was what his heart desires, he has been the model professional in his time at Arsenal, and is loved by everyone connected with Arsenal Football Club.

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Date:Friday November 23 2007
Time: 2:23PM


Let him go he has served us well.
23/11/2007 14:40:00
I dont believe this. Gilberto has been saying all along that he will stay and fight for his place and it will be upto Arsenal to sell him.
23/11/2007 14:42:00
He's got our respect. I'd still prefer to keep him as a fringe player so he can help educate the youngsters. It's not like he'll play every match for Juve either...
23/11/2007 14:44:00
When we sell him we will see the magnificent Diarra emerge as the Worlds best holding midfielder playing alongside Fabregas. We will see a preview of him this weekend. Hopefully he will play well enough to keep his place. After all, Flamini is playing ahead of him at Arsenal and Diarra is still in the France team. Class.
23/11/2007 14:46:00
Flamini is out, funny for him to say it now... i mean its the time for him to stamp and win back his place... unless he has already given up?
23/11/2007 14:51:00
We have no idea from the article what exactly he was asked that prompted him to say this, what the larger context is and what else he said. So maybe we shouldn't read too much into this
23/11/2007 14:55:00
Flamini is only out for a week korodon.
23/11/2007 14:55:00
He knows that he won't play this match because he is tired and by that time Flamini will be back and is much better for the team. never mind the likes od Diaby and Denilson coming up behind him.......
23/11/2007 14:56:00
It's sad but i guess he's got to go. If he stays, the chances of Diaby and Diarra leaving will be greater. Both fantastic youngsters and they should serve us well. It will be sad to see him go but it will be best for everyone, Gilberto and Arsenal.
23/11/2007 15:25:00
I think Diarra was bought with Gilberto's leaving in mind. This is Arsene after all. Always a step ahead.
23/11/2007 15:40:00
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