Brescia want Gilberto
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brescia are believed to have targeted Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Gilberto - although it seems unlikely that the Serie A side can prise the player away from Highbury.Brescia are believed to have targeted Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Silva - although it seems highly unlikely the Serie A side can prise the player away from Highbury.
Gilberto has fitted in well at Arsenal, and with all the talk of Patrick Vieira leaving for Real Madrid this summer, it would be extremely surprising if Arsene Wenger countenanced allowing another of his midfielders to leave.
Although not a regular starter, Gilberto put in some creditable performances in the league as Arsenal went unbeaten through the season.
Brescia are keen to strengthen ahead of the coming Serie A season, and could view Gilberto as an ideal recruit.
The Serie A side are believed to be angling for a one-year loan deal for the South American, and the Italian media are suggesting that The Gunners were approached in Amsterdam during the pre-season tournament.