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
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.