Sadly, Gilberto Da Silva has left Arsenal today, GoonersWorld can report. In a deal worth a reported £1m, Gilberto has signed for Greek side Panathinaikos. Arsenal’s official club site are running the story now, so it’s with a thanks and a wave we say goodbye to him.

This does leave something of a void in midfield, despite the signing of Samir Nasri, and the loan spell for Vela coming to an end. “Bertie” will be the third midfielder to leave the club this summer after Flamini and Hleb in recent weeks.

Gilberto appeared for The Gunners on 224 occasions, netting 24 goals in his time with The North Londoners. He has proved to be an invaluable asset to the team over the years.

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