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Gilberto Silva sends Arsenal transfer message to Neymar

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The Brazil international could be on his way out of PSG this summer, but will Arsenal be his next stop?

Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva thinks the Gunners would be a better club for Neymar than Newcastle if his Brazilian compatriot does end up in the Premier League.

The 31-year-old winger might pull the curtain on a six-season spell at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer amid reports claiming the French club wants to overhaul its squad.

Adding fuel to the rumors was the recent protest the PSG fans held at Neymar’s home and the club’s headquarters, demanding the player leave.

“Everyone knows the quality of Neymar,” Silva told casinosite.nl.

“I love the way he plays and I would love to see him at Arsenal instead of Newcastle because I love the boy as a player, but he also has a lot to contribute to football. He’s suffered some injury problems which have made life hard for him, but he has so much more to offer any football club.

“How would Neymar fit in? Well, this would be a great task for [Arsenal manager] Mikel [Arteta]! We have to wait and see, I don’t want to talk about a player who is still contracted to PSG.”

Neymar has been out injured for PSG since March with an ankle problem. The Brazilian has managed 18 goals and 17 assists in 29 appearances across all competitions this season.