What’s Eating Gilberto Silva?

Arsenal go into Sunday’s game against Manchester United, still licking their wound’s from a nasty three game stint against Liverpool. They are out of Europe, have frittered away their five point lead, and now have to go to Old Trafford without Mathieu Flamini, who has a gammy ankle.

Brazil captain Gilberto Silva
will step into the Frenchman’s shoes, but their is a growing stream of criticism that Gilberto is fading fast, slows down the game, and is a poor replacement for Flamini. Gilberto’s talent hasn’t so much faded, as utterly imploded, and although he should be applauded for taking his drop down the pecking order like a man (unlike moanmeister Jens Lehmann) , he will be a big ladder in the tights of Arsenal’s midfield.

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