Arsenal ace hails Gunners idol: He will be remembered here forever
GABRIEL PAULISTA believes fellow Brazilian Gilberto Silva will be remembered at Arsenal forever.
The Gunners defender tracked his compatriot’s Premier League career as Gilberto captained Arsenal a decade ago.
The 40-year-old spent six years with Arsenal and was a key member of their Invincibles squad of 2004.
Gilberto also won two FA Cups under Arsene Wenger and was a member of the Gunners’ side which finished as Champions League runners-up in 2006.
Gabriel Paulista followed fellow Brazilian Gilberto Silva's career at Arsenal
Gilberto Silva was an idol here, and a good captain of this club and a champion
Gabriel acknowledges the achievements his hero had in England and won’t forget his impact at Arsenal.
“When I started following the Premier League, I would say the Brazilians from Arsenal,” Gabriel told the Premier League.
“Gilberto Silva was an idol here, and a good captain of this club and a champion.
“He will always be remembered here, and for me as well.”
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Gabriel helped Arsenal beat Swansea 4-0 on Saturday
Gabriel has failed to make as big an impression in an Arsenal shirt as their former centre-midfield skipper.
However, Wenger has used the centre-half in the Gunners’ last nine Premier League matches.
And with Hector Bellerin having missed Saturday’s 4-0 win at Swansea through injury, Gabriel could fill in at right-back again for the visit of Burnley this Sunday (2.15pm).
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