Panathinaikos midfielder Gilberto Silva admits he misses former club Arsenal.

The Brazil international left the Gunners last year for Greece.

"My time at Arsenal was great; I can say it was fantastic," Gilberto told Arsenal TV Online.

"I have made so many friends at the Club I would describe it as a family for me. I am at Panathinaikos now but a part of me is still at Arsenal. It is a special club and there are so many special people.

"The players who have had the opportunity to play for Arsenal experience this atmosphere of a family club.

"Once they leave they always miss it and I'm sure it's like this for Arsène Wenger as well, it's why he's here doing this great job for a long time.

"I'm sure one day when he leaves the Club he will leave a great legacy for the Club."