‘Gilberto Was The Greatest’ Says David Luiz
Arsenal defender David Luiz says he hopes to follow in the footsteps of previous Brazilians in N5 like Gilberto Silva and Edu Gaspar.
Gilberto came to the Gunners shortly after winning the 2002 World Cup and won a league title and two FA Cups with the club.
Edu meanwhile is now the club’s Technical Director, having won two league titles and three FA Cups in a five year spell with Arsenal.
“Edu was a great player, a very talented player – someone who everyone enjoyed watching play,” Luiz told Arsenal.com.
“He was a great guy, a great person and he is ready for this role because he's intelligent, he knows how to be with people, he knows how to win things, he is a winner and he is going to try to improve the club.
"I think around the world people are attracted to good players, especially Brazilian players, so Gilberto was one of the best Brazilian players, maybe the best Brazilian player who played here.
"I had the opportunity to play with Denilson when I was 10 years old, we played together. Gabriel is my friend, Andres Santos is my friend, so everyone is trying to do big things with this big club.”