Arsenal have offered me a coaching role, reveals Gilberto Silva

The former Brazil international midfielder has been approached by his former club to help out on the sidelines though he remains keen on playing for the time being

Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva has revealed that the club have approached him about a possible coaching role.

The Brazilian, who was part of the famed ‘Invincibles’ team who went unbeaten in the Premier League in 2003-04, is keen on a future management role.

Wenger has previously hinted that ex-Gunners striker Thierry Henry, who retired on Tuesday, could be offered a similar role at the club and Gilberto is enthusiastic about being asked to help out his former side.

“I have had an invitation, yes,” he told Globo Esporte. “Anything is possible. It makes me happy when you have these invitations, people see you with a different profile, you can contribute.

“It makes me happy and motivated and it makes me want to learn from others, seek knowledge and develop my own style.”

The 38-year-old did, however, note that he wants to continue playing for the time being, though he is currently between clubs.

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