Gilberto saddened by incident
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gilberto admits last weekend's incident at Upton Park was not good for the game.
Arsenal midfielder Gilberto has admitted last weekend's incident involving Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew was not good for the game.
Wenger was seen pushing Pardew after the West Ham boss celebrated Marlon Harewood's late winner at Upton Park.
The Gunners manager has not spoken to the media since the incident, opting to send out senior players to speak instead.
Sunday's scuffle continues to dominate talk at both clubs but Gilberto is determined to try and focus on the game with Liverpool at Emirates Stadium.
"I think an incident like that is not good for any party - for us, for West Ham," Gilberto told Sky Sports News.
"It was bad, I think this kind of thing is not good for the image of football.
"We need to forget what's happened and continue to do our job."
Gilberto did not see the touchline fracas at the time, but having watched it back, the Brazilian has his own thoughts on Wenger's actions.
Harewood's strike all-but condemned Arsenal to defeat against The Hammers but Gilberto says the Frenchman would not react like that because his side had lost the game.
"I didn't see him do anything," he added. "But when something like that happens, I think, in my opinion, there was a reason for that to happen.
"If he reacts like that I think he had a reason to react like that, that's why he reacted.
"It was not because we lost the game. He was upset because we lost, but to react like that I think he had another reason."