Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva has confirmed his retirement.
Gilberto, 39, had been without a club since leaving Atletico Mineiro in 2013.
He told a news conference: "As of today, I have ended my career as an athlete. It's a difficult decision.
"Worldwide, we do not ask to be born. When we are born, we do not want to die. I've heard a phrase that says footballers die twice. I disagree. I think the football player dies once, and makes a transition from the field to a new stage. For me,...