Gilberto eyes new Arsenal deal
Veteran Brazilian keen to stay at Emirates Stadium
Last Updated: May 12, 2008 3:51pm
Gilberto: Seeking Wenger discussions
Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva has reiterated his desire to remain at Emirates Stadium until the end of his career.
"I have always expressed the desire to stay at Arsenal to the end of my career, it would be fantastic."
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Gilberto has struggled to secure a place in the Gunners side over the past season, but the Brazil captain enjoyed a brief run in the first-team over the final weeks of the campaign.
Manager Arsene Wenger has already seen midfielder Mathieu Flamini join Milan and it is strongly rumoured that Alexander Hleb is set to buy out his contract at Arsenal in order to secure a move to Internazionale.
However, Gilberto insists he is not about to follow the lead of Flamini and the 32-year-old, who is currently on holiday in Brazil, is keen to discuss his future in North London before the end of the week.
"Maybe in the next few days we will sit down and see what will happen with my future," Gilberto told Arsenal TV Online.
"Arsene has my number and I have his number, and I can come back and solve the situation, but I have still got one more year on my contract.
"I have always expressed the desire to stay here to the end of my career. If that happens, it would be fantastic.
"I have been here six seasons now and it has all been amazing.
"I would be very happy to stay here and then discuss another contract to the end of my career."