Gilberto: I've told Melo to grab Arsenal chance

Gilberto Silva has urged Brazil teammate Felipe Melo to join Arsenal.

Gilberto Silva has urged Brazil teammate Felipe Melo to join Arsenal.

The former Gunners captain knows manager Arsene Wenger is keen on the Fiorentina midfielder and said: "We heard rumours and he asked me. 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. I have told him Arsenal is a great club and I am sure next season they will improve."

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