Arsenal set to move for free agent Mineiro

From Skysports News

Arsenal are considering a move for Brazilian midfielder Mineiro, skysports.com understands.

The Brazilian international is looking for a new club after leaving Hertha Berlin earlier this summer.

Mineiro’s free agent status has alerted Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as he seeks to bring in a new midfielder to bolster his options.

Wenger failed to land a defensive midfielder during the transfer window and he is now thought to be pondering the merits of a move for Mineiro.

Mineiro is believed to have visited Arsenal’s training ground earlier this week after being invited by the club.

Birmingham are also thought to be looking at the 33-year-old, who scored the winning goal against Liverpool in the Fifa World Club Championship final in 2005.

It remains to be seen if Wenger follows up his initial interest in Mineiro and offers the South American a move to Emirates Stadium.

So what do we know about him?

Full name: Carlos Luciano da Silva
Date of birth: August 02, 1975
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian
EU passport: No
Height: 169 cms
Weight: 66 kgs

Last Club: Hertha Berlin (FREE)
Position: Defensive Midfielder [R, C]
Squad Number: 7
Previous clubs: Rio Branco > Guarani > Ponte Preta > São Caetano > São Paulo > Hertha Berlin

International debut: April 2001, v Peru,International Caps: 25,International Goals: 0

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Updated: Wenger also confirmed today that we would not be signing free agent Stephen Appiah.

9 Responses to Arsenal set to move for free agent Mineiro

  1. J.Sanderson says:

    Nice work guys, seems to be a little more substance in the Minerio rumours, but then again Sky also said we were chasing Appiah…

  2. thegoonerforum says:

    Remember this?

    ” skysports news understands that Arsenal have signed Jonathan Woodgate”

  3. nickynicknick says:

    I can definately confirm Mineiro was at London Colney on Friday for a behind closed doors trial. Dont know what has come of it yet.
    I dont know how AW would reconcile the age issue, unless he really thinks we are that short of talent in the DM role.

  4. Jimmy says:

    Mineiro is short and old

  5. Spike says:

    Hahahahahaa!

    Effin hilarious! We get rid of Gilberto for someone whose even oldeCant see it myself, would rather Appiah, but then again, thats only coz Wenger was too tight tom spend money on a proper replacement for Flamini.

    Cheapskate no ambition money grabbing club.

  6. ojekunle gbenga says:

    let Arsene work on the skills of Alex Song,Denilson&Aaron Ramsey,rather than pursue a 33yr old.but wit Arsene,you never can tell!!!

  7. marcus says:

    Fuck off Wenger. You are destroying our club. I speak for the vast majority when I say its time to go. Enoughs enough

  8. naz says:

    marcus…what a knob. Wenger destroying our club? Obviously you dont know what is going on with regards to the board.

  9. michael baah says:

    thank u

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