Date: 6th February 2008 at 2:01pm
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It appears as though the inevitable will happen come the end of the season.

Former Arsenal invisible wall Gilberto Silva has finally spoken out about his heart ache of sitting on the sidelines for most of the season and admits he will look for another club should the situation not change.

Bert has struggled to win a first team place this season after returning late from international duty to find Matthieu Flamini in fine form, and with the Brazilian being no spring chicken, the central midfielder says it could be time to move on.

‘At the moment I cannot see any future for me at the club,’ he told The Guardian. ‘I will see what will happen in the next few months and until the end (of the season), if I will get the chance to come back in the team. If not, I will see what I am going to do at the end.

‘It’s been painful for me and to stay another season like this would kill me. I will sit down with Arsene and see what we can do to manage the situation. I am not happy in the position I am in but I am trying to manage the situation.’

I don’t think anyone would begrudge Bert a move, and his attitude whilst ‘riding the pine’ has been nothing more than commendable.

Gilberto is one of the few remaining invincibles, and will always be a special part of our club.