Gilberto worry for Gunners
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva is a major doubt for Tuesday's clash with Ajax.Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva is a major doubt for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash with Ajax.
The Brazilian international picked up an ankle injury in Saturday's goalless draw with West Ham.
Gilberto was forced to leave Upton Park on crutches and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger fears his key midfielder may miss the trip to Amsterdam.
"That's the bad news that we lost Gilberto," said Wenger. "We are scared he will not be able to play on Tuesday."
Wenger is also sweating over the fitness of Dennis Bergkamp as he struggles to shake off a back problem.
"We don't know about Dennis yet," added Wenger. "We are checking at the moment and he will have a test on Sunday. It looks unlikely but if he is fit he will go."
Better news on the injury front for Arsenal is that Robert Pires should be fit to face Ajax despite missing the draw at West Ham.