Gilberto: Melo should join Gunners
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 from Serie A side Fiorentina.
And Gilberto, who played for Arsenal until leaving for Panathinaikos last summer, believes Melo and Arsenal would be a perfect match.
"We heard rumours and he asked me," Gilberto said. "I said it's a fantastic club and if he's interested, he should go without thinking.
"He is exactly what they need - a powerful player with quality. If they got him it would be great because he is a player they need at the moment.
"I'm sure if they got him it would be a good signing," he said. "I have told him Arsenal is a great club and I am sure next season they will improve."