Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he's grateful to have Mikael Silvestre available for tonight's Champions League tie at Fenerbahce.

"I'm happy to have him, in fairness, because he is the one who can lead the defence tonight," said Wenger.

"I believe he has played on every single pitch in Europe," added Wenger. "He is a very professional guy and I am confident he will be our guide of the back four against Fenerbahce."