Date: 23rd November 2007 at 2:24pm
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If the comments accredited to Gilberto are indeed true, then this summer could see the invisible wall depart for Turin.

The mild-mannered Brazilian has found himself on the sidelines after Mathieu Flamini stole his place when Gilberto was rested after competing in the Copa America in the summer. Bert has found it increasingly difficult to get some playing time since then, and with his contract up in the summer, he says if Juventus come a knocking, then he might just be tempted.

“I would willingly go to Turin,” Gilberto told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Juve are a prestigious club and they have already overcome their problems following their demotion to Serie B.

However showing the total professional that he is, Bert suggests he would show complete respect for the Gunners and only leave on good terms.

“I would adapt myself well to the Italian league, however Juve should know that I have no intention of starting a war with Arsenal.”

I don’t think any true Gooner would begrudge Gilberto a transfer if it was what his heart desires, he has been the model professional in his time at Arsenal, and is loved by everyone connected with Arsenal Football Club.