Gilberto Silva

Gilberto Aparecido da Silva signed for Arsenal for a fee of £4.5 million.  During his six years at Arsenal, Gilberto gained a reputation as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, and starred in a midfield duo alongside Patrick Vieira. He would feature as a member of the Invincibles, where he captured his first top-flight league title as his team went undefeated the whole season, as well as winning two FA Cups. Gilberto also holds distinct records at Arsenal, recording their first goal at the Emirates Stadium, as well as their fastest ever goal, scoring in 21 seconds from kick-off against PSV Eindhoven in the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League.  [read more]


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