Werder Bremen claim to be close to signing former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre

Ex-Gunner set for German switch...
Werder Bremen have confirmed that former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre is on the brink of joining the club.

The French centre-back's contract expired at the Emirates during the summer and he is now a free agent.

"We are in promising talks, it looks like Silvestre is coming to us," Bremen sporting director Klaus Allofs told Kicker.

Silvestre spent nine years at Manchester United, claiming a host of winners' medals, but could never quite exert the same influence whilst with the Gunners after joining in 2008.

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