Lucas: Silva led way for Brazilians in England

While many players hailing from the South American nation have failed to match expectations upon arriving in English football, the all-action midfielder was a huge success in North London.

Gilberto Silva arrived at Highbury in a £4.5 million move from Atlético Mineiro in the summer of 2002, and went on to play more than 200 matches for the Gunners. playing a pivotal role as Arsene Wenger's side won the 2003/04 Premier League title and two FA Cups.

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Gregg Davies

Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.