Silvestre said: ‚ÄúThe only thing he said was that he wished me luck but was not pleased with my decision.
"After spending nine years at United it was a privilege to play for such a big club. It‚Äôs also a privilege to now play for Arsenal.
‚ÄúI still keep in touch with the United players. You build up strong relationships.
‚ÄúThis was one of the first games I put in my diary. November 8 is going to be a strange day but a lot of players have been through this and I am not worried about it.‚ÄĚ
Silvestre said: ‚ÄúSometimes I had William on the phone but the only French part about this move was that I spoke to Arsene Wenger in French, which was easier.
‚ÄúSir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have the qualities to manage a group of 25 top players and this is a great ability.‚ÄĚ