Gilberto set for new deal
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal are set to offer Gilberto Silva a new deal at Highbury.Arsenal are set to offer Gilberto Silva a new deal at Highbury.
The Brazilian international has just over one year to run on his current contract after arriving from Atletico Mineiro in 2002.
Gilberto has seen this season plagued by injury and he made his return to action last weekend against Norwich after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a big fan of the midfielder and is keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal.
"We will try to extend his contract," said Wenger.
"He has a great presence in midfield and you could see that last week. He certainly knows the job.
"We want him to stay and we want him to be part of our future. We will sort that out in the summer.
"He has recovered completely from his back injury and that will not be a problem for him now."