Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions that Arsenal may consider selling Gilberto to Juventus in the summer.
The Brazilian is a key cog in the Arsenal machine, as his solidity allows Wenger's young Guns to express themselves further up the field.
His efficient displays often go unnoticed, but reports suggest they have caught the eye of Juve.
The Old Lady of Italian football are looking to rebuild their side in the summer, ahead of a tilt at the Serie A title provided they secure promotion this season, and it is being claimed Gilberto is on manager Didier Deschamps' wish list.
Wenger is aware of the speculation, but has no intention of allowing Gilberto to head to Italy in the summer.
"He is under contract, we have had no offer so the subject is closed," said Wenger.
"Let him go to the end of his contract and then we will see - but we might well extend because he is an important player for us."