Gilberto: The players have to give more


While the spotlight remains firmly trained on Arsene Wenger, former Gunner Gilberto Silva says the players need to do more to arrest the club’s worrying slump in form.

The Invincibles midfielder said that everyone needs to work together, and that includes the men on the pitch who haven’t been performing to their potential.

He has urged them to repay the faith shown in them by the Frenchman.

“The players could do something more,” he said.

“Sometimes, if you look ­outside, we can see everything we want. But the only thing for me, seeing from outside, is it’s time for everyone to give their support for the man who ­believed in them.

“It is up to them to ­believe. I’m sure there is a quality there, that’s why they are at the club. He stuck with them because he believed in them from the first day he signed those players.

“I hope they can find a way to cross this line and to release a little pressure.”

The Gunners face West Brom early this afternoon, looking for a vital Premier League win and three points to help close to the gap on the top four.

We currently sit 5 points off the Champions League spaces, but with two games in hand.

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