Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva backed manager Arsene Wenger's decision to sell Thierry Henry to Barcelona this summer.

He said: "Thierry was not the only player unhappy with our problems last year and I don't think his dissatisfaction was any problem in the squad in terms of morale.

"Decisions of that kind involve major club and personal decisions. You should not question them."

And Gilberto has backed Wenger to succeed again - with many still questioning his position.

He said: "Arsene Wenger is a symbol of Arsenal. All the players would love him to stay as long as possible."