Silvestre has nothing to prove
Mikael Silvestre is not planning on using a meeting with Tottenham as a means of proving a point to Arsenal.
Last Updated: 13/09/10 9:07pm
Mikael Silvestre is not planning on using a meeting with Tottenham on Tuesday as a means of proving a point to Arsene Wenger.
The French centre-half was released by the Arsenal boss this summer after his contract expired.
The 33-year-old was reported to have clashed with his manager at Emirates Stadium regarding a lack of playing, a situation which is said to have hastened his departure.
He is keen to avoid being dragged into a war of words, though, and insists his sole focus now is on helping new employers Werder Bremen.
They are set to entertain UEFA Champions League newcomers Spurs in midweek and Silvestre claims his only ambition is to take three points from the game.
"There must be a reason why Sol Campbell, William Gallas and myself all left the club," he said.
"But it's not the place to discuss that. I'm just happy for Arsenal to continue the way they do.
"I still watch their results and some highlights because I care about my (former) team-mates and the staff.
"I had a good time over there, so I'm not going to complain. Now I'm focusing on Werder 100 per cent."
Tuesday's clash in Germany could see Silvestre reunited with former team-mate and fellow Frenchman Gallas, who opted to cross the north London divide and join Tottenham this summer.
"I don't know if I would've taken that decision," said Silvestre.
"But when there was speculation about William joining Tottenham, I was almost sure that he was going to sign.
"William does not listen to anybody else but himself - and that's his choice.
"If you ask me if he made the right decision, I would say - for him - yes, because he's happy, he's playing, he's in London, his family are there.
"I'm also happy to face him tomorrow."