August 14, 2005
Gilberto plays 90 minutes against Newcastle
Gilberto played the whole game for Arsenal on Sunday August 14th, and considering he’d only played half of the Chelsea match in pre-season, that was impressive.
He played the midfield distributor role as Vieira used to, and did his normal defensive duties.
He only made one dodgy pass, and I think he made a few good dribbles forward in midfield.
I’d rate it a solid 7/10 performance.
He was also on the end of a terrible tackle from Jermaine Jenas, as pictured below (Gilberto is on the left):
He wasn’t badly injured, but he spent 5 minutes off the pitch limping. Hopefully no long term damage was done.
Tomorrow he travels to Croatia with Brazil – I hope he doesn’t get too tired.
What did you think of his performance?