Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks that any talk of a bust-up with Gilberto Silva is utter tosh. With The Daily Mail is today reporting about these rumours, so does that mean Arsene thinks that the Daily Mail, without a doubt this country’s most gloriously un-garrulous newspaper, is tosh? Hmmm…
Rumours are rife that Gilberto is a tad miffed to say the least at not starting a game for Arsenal since mid-September. The Brazilian has been shunted to the bench by the younger steam engineswith Cesc Fabregas and Mathieu Flamini.
Wenger aggressively denied talk of any bust-up, the Arsenal boss said:
“I deny that (a bust-up) categorically, I find this assessment disrespectful to a great professional like Gilberto. He is 100 per cent professional and is in the squad for Sheffield United. He will play.”
Arsene went on to praise Gilberto for his positive attitute and for thinking holistically rather than of himself:
“I believe that as a manager and as a player you always have one thing in your mind and that is what is good for the club and the team. I cannot fault Gilberto on that since he arrived here. Recently he has played less, but his mentality has been superb.”
Did he just call Gilberto a mental? BUST-UP ALERT!
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