Gilberto wants new deal
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva says he wants to sign a new contract.
Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva says he wants to sign a new contract with the North Londoners.
The tough-tackling Brazilian is likely to be a key figure at Highbury following the departure of captain Patrick Vieira to Juventus and he is thoroughly enjoying life in the English capital.
"My contract runs until August, 2008," he told Gazeta Esportiva. "I am extremely calm and happy with the possibility to renew the contract.
"We will sit down and talk about it.
"I will only leave Arsenal if a wonderful chance appeared to leave here.
"I share the will of the club, know the staff well and already I've made some history here."
Gilberto is targeting glory with Arsenal this term after Chelsea dominated The Premiership last season.
"It was a little disappointing," he said of the 2004/2005 campaign.
"We will try to make it different this year.
"Our objective is to make a very good season and be fighting for the lead of The Premiership.
"We will also fight to make our dream come true, that is the UEFA Champions League."
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