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Old Boy Slips Silently Off To Germany…

Former Arsenal and Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has completed a move to German side Werder Bremen following his release from the Gunners in the summer.

The French international has signed a two year deal with the club, who are looking to rebuild their squad for the Bundesliga season following the departure of a few players such as German superstar Mesut Ozil, who moved to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid earlier this month following an impressive World Cup campaign.

The 33 year olds move to Germany will be the third country that he has played in, having took to the field for Rennes in France and with Inter Milan in Italy before sealing a £4 million move to Manchester United in 1999, a move which saw the player win 4 Premier League titles, one FA cup as well as the Champions League during his time in England.

Silvestre, who has represented his national side on 40 occasions, getting on the scoresheet twice in the process, knows time isn’t on his side in his playing career, but is still looking to have a big impact in Germany and also help the young players coming through the club:

“For me, Werder Bremen is a new adventure, I want to be one of the leading players in the team and to help guide the younger players at the club.”

Despite departing England for Germany, Silvestre could soon find himself back in North London in the coming months, as Werder Bremen will travel to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham, after being placed in their group for the Champions League.

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