Gilberto returns for Gunners
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gilberto played 65 minutes for Arsenal's reserves in their clash with Chelsea.Gilberto played 65 minutes for Arsenal's reserves in their clash with Chelsea on Monday evening.
The Brazilian has seen his season wrecked by a back injury, but he could be ready to play some part in the final weeks of the campaign after making a playing comeback for the first time since September on Monday.
Gilberto, who had feared his career could have been ended by the injury he picked up on the opening day of the season, claims he has come through the encounter with no ill-effects and is looking to press ahead in the weeks ahead.
"I have been out for a long time," he told Sky Sports News. "But I am back now and this game felt good.
"I hope now that I can help the team in the rest of the season."
Another Gunner on the comeback trail, Jeremie Aliadiere scored all three goals for Arsenal as they got the better of their counterparts from Chelsea, 3-2.