Wenger hopeful on Gilberto
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsene Wenger has received good news on Gilberto's return.Arsene Wenger is hopeful that Gilberto's date of return will become apparent in the next week.
The Brazilian has been a key absentee for Arsenal this season after fracturing a vertebrae back in mid-September.
The 28-year-old is recuperating slowly from the nasty injury, but remains hopeful of coming back this season.
Wenger revealed that early indications suggest that the midfielder is on the mend, and is hopeful that Gilberto will make a morale-boosting return in the final weeks of the campaign.
"The news I had from the specialist he has seen was rather good," said Wenger.
"But we want to check that with our specialist.
"We have to consider that the best of Gilberto could happen in mid-April if it is positive."