Gilberto tells Melo: Move to Arsenal

Former Arsenal captain Gilberto Silva has urged Brazil team-mate Felipe Melo to join the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger’s side are reportedly interested in acquiring the accomplished holding midfielder (pictured, on the right) from Serie A side Fiorentina.

“We heard rumours and he asked me,” Gilberto told BBC Sport. “I said it’s a fantastic club and if he’s interested he should go without thinking.”

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