Outcast Gilberto signals Juventus interest

November 24, 2007

Gilberto insists he would 'gladly move' to Juventus as he struggles to get into Arsenal's current line-up.

The 31-year-old Brazil midfielder started only three of the Gunners' first 12 Premier League matches, with Arsene Wenger preferring the combination of Cesc Fabregas and Mathieu Flamini in the middle.

He now appears to see his future away from north London, and told the Daily Star: 'Juventus are a prestigious club. They have overcome the problems that forced them to come back from Serie B (Juve were relegated as punishment for their part in a match-fixing scandal).

'I would gladly move to Turin. But their directors should know that I do not want to go to war with Arsenal, so if they want me they should talk to my club.

'I feel disposed towards moving to Italy. I like Serie A, despite the recent crowd trouble.