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Gilberto Leaving? Subject Closed!

Gilberto Leaving? Subject Closed!

Rumours have been rife regarding the future of Arsenal vice captain, Gilberto Silva, with reports suggesting David Dein had met with Roberto Bettega of Juventus to discuss a deal.

Considering Arsenal have lost some of their most experienced players over the past few seasons in the form of Pires, Vieira, Bergkamp, Campbell and Cygan :) I seriously doubted whether or not these rumours held any substance.

Wenger to the rescue.

The Arsenal gaffer refuted all the claims and stamped the matter 'Subject Closed!'

"He is under contract, we have had no offer so the subject is closed," said Wenger.

"Let him go to the end of his contract and then we will see. But we might well extend because he is an important player for us.

"To be honest I have never heard the story. In the Italian newspapers they talk about him, the German newspapers talk about Lehmann, the Spanish newspapers talk about Baptista and the Swedish papers talk about Ljungberg. I simply can not control all that."

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday March 17 2007
Time: 3:20PM

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WELL SAID ARSENE
karley
17/03/2007 15:39:00
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Excellent !!
prits
17/03/2007 18:38:00
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he could well become the first 30 plus player to be offered more than a one year deal, and he deserves it..
luckys_10
17/03/2007 18:57:00
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i agree with lucky he deserves it, i think 2years shud do
karley
17/03/2007 19:14:00
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I think The Boss is experimenting with Gilberto as a Center Back because he needs to alleviate the congestion in the center of the park. We have so much talent in central midfield, but wisely Arsene doesn't want to lose yet another experienced player. I predict this is a sign of things to come for next year. Gilberto as he ages becomes a pure Center Back (whose careers last longer at a more advanced age anyway) while the young bucks -- Cesc, Diaby, Denilson, Song, Merida -- fight it out to be our starting pair in the engine room.
devvil
17/03/2007 20:42:00
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I think Le Boss plays Gilberto as CB lately because he is a better player in the air and in those games, opponents that we encountered are good with set pieces and long balls. Not that likes of Djourou and Senderos are lacking in aerial ability but their positional sense is certainly not as good as Gilberto (that's why we call him the Invisible Wall). Furthermore, Gilberto is more agile than both of them. The only other player who matches these attributes is Toure who is banned. When Toure is back, most probably we will see Gilberto reinstated in the midfield. Anyway, I wouldn't mind if he stays there permanently as our defence is not too reliable in recent seasons. Also if that means paving ways for our rising stars in the middle of the park
Joe_@**
17/03/2007 22:43:00
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I share the same viewpoint as devvil. We might see him play more games as a CB next year, which creates space for the return of Alex Song or Fabrice Muamba. I think the former has more chance. Gilberto's experience and reading of the game should enable him to do a job as a CB, and next year our midfield will be stronger, faster, more experienced than this year and a bit tougher with Song or Diaby playing alongside Denilson /Cesc. Mouthwatering.
G4L
17/03/2007 23:43:00
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Yeah we have a lot of talent in the center of the park...but you forget that all of them are young and inexperienced so i doubt we will see Gilbeto playing the CB position next season unless there are injuries.
AB_Arsenal
18/03/2007 00:45:00
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lol~ I love that last bit he says about the french, italian, german, spanish, swedish newspapers and how he can't control all they say. x)
ducksworth
18/03/2007 02:06:00
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and Gilberto sees himself as the daddy to all the kids, he loves all that and they love him. his job is more than football at arsenal, he is a babysitter too ! HAHA
PUREGOLD
18/03/2007 07:40:00
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