Gilberto: We need to be strong
By Steve Bramley
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal skipper Gilberto wants his side to raise their game against Spurs on Saturday.
Arsenal skipper Gilberto Silva wants his side to raise their game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
The Gunners can secure a place in the UEFA Champions League if they beat their arch rivals in their own back yard and Everton and Bolton both drop points.
Arsenal wrapped up the Premiership title at the same venue three years ago, but the Brazilian midfielder feels his side must improve from their display in Tuesday's night 3-1 success over Manchester City if they are to repeat the celebrations.
"We will need to be more alert at Tottenham," Gilberto told the Daily Mirror.
"We all know the tradition of the fixture and we will need to be strong.
"To go there and win the title with four games to spare in 2004 was great, but the personnel have changed a lot since then and it is always a difficult place to go to and win."