Look Away Now Gooners – Silvestre Is Back At Arsenal

By on September 4, 2012


It’s something we Arsenal fans have had nightmares about….Mikael Silvestre is back at Arsenal!

The French defender spent two years with the Gunners between 2008 – 2010 and clocked up 43 appearances for the club, but unfortunately we failed to see the best of him and he was largely considered a liability.

The 35-year-old is now a free agent after being released by German side Werder Bremen this summer and is keen to find a new club here in England.

The Daily Mail report that Silvestre is back training with the Arsenal squad after being given permission to do so by boss Arsene Wenger.

Thankfully, this arrangement is almost certainly just a short-term favour to allow the Frenchman to keep his fitness levels up until he finds a new club. Wenger has previous of letting former players train with the club to maintain fitness. Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sol Campbell and Jens Lehmann have all spent time with the squad in recent years.

Worryingly, Wenger also has previous in signing these O.A.P’s up, with Campbell, Henry and Lehmann all joining on short-term deals. Don’t get me wrong, all three were excellent during their times back with the club, especially ‘King Henry’. So there are times when former players coming back can be of benefit, but NOT Silvestre. Please god not Silvestre!

I think it’s safe to say Arsene’s just being Mr. Nice Guy here and giving Mikael a place to train as surely he isn’t the ‘top, top, top’ quality player Arsene Wenger was looking for during the transfer window?!

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  1. Destr0

    September 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    God, no….top, top, top for French Ligue 3.


    September 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    pls mr. wenger what sil vestre is he doing in our club just let him leave.

  3. Sunday

    September 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Please help me and tell Arsene Wenger not to allow silvestry to train with us again, it should go and train with man united after all when he was active that was where he was playing.

  4. Sunday

    September 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Please help me and tell Arsene Wenger not to allow silvestre to train with us again, it should go and train with man united after all when he was active that was where he was playing.

  5. Thaddeus chigozie

    September 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Le prof. Abeg pursue silvestre 2 united. We have enough outstandimg defenderz dat Bould have suffered 2 build. Say no 2 silvestre. Kick own goal out of Arsenal

  6. Gunner

    September 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    He’s only training at Arsenal. Some of you people need to lighten up, the guy aint Hitler

    • Edub

      September 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Exactly, Silvestre wasn’t actually bad when he played for us so what’s the problem?

  7. muindah

    September 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

    surely,lets give wenger a time 2 breath.i dont thnk we can change anythng.lets hope silvestre finds a club coz its his job to play.wish u al da best men after al we got ur defenders back nd in gud shape.

  8. muindah

    September 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

    arsenal,til i die

  9. Abu

    September 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

    He can pass his professional skills to our defenders but not to play in first team.

    Mombasa, Kenya.

  10. Foster

    September 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Did anyone heard that Wenger include him in his squard, lets allow him keep his fitness and pray that wenger never to play him in any match, best of luck old boy.

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