Gilberto ‘will fight’ for place in Arsenal team, but will it be in vain?

But is the Brazil captain fighting a losing battle at the Emirates Stadium? After all, the form of Flamini and Fabregas has kept Gilberto Silva out of the team for most of the season, despite playing a key role in Arsenal’s success in recent seasons. The Daily Telegraph report that the midfielder is not looking to leave the club in the January transfer window.

“At the moment, I prefer not to think about moving and to fight for my position,” the Brazilian said.

“This is what I have in mind, to get back in the team and hope I can achieve that as soon as possible,” said the South American.

“But I know the team is playing well and so are the guys in my position, especially Mathieu. I will do my job, and I did that again against Tottenham which was another good opportunity for me to show that I am capable to come back into the team.”

Flamini better watch out for some hefty challenges on the Arsenal training ground in the coming weeks! Nevertheless, with Arsenal fighting on four different fronts, there will be no shortage of opportunities for Gilberto to shine.

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