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Gilberto happy with new chance at Arsenal

The Brazilian made what was only his fourth Premier League start of the campaign at Newcastle on Wednesday night.

Gilberto, 31, has been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium during the transfer window, but is determined to make the most of whatever chances come his way.

"It is nice to get a chance to play a full game but of course I am doing the best I can to get back in the team," Gilberto told the club's official website.

"I will see what happens but of course I want to play in the first XI and I will do my best to achieve that."

The 2002 World Cup winner added: "A big squad is important. At the moment we have a few injuries, but we have other players who can do a great job.

"The manager needs to change the team in some positions but we keep the same spirit and the same way of playing."

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