Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre is all set to move to United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he would be representing Al Jazeera Abu Dhabi club. The former
Reports available in the media suggest that the 32-year-old former Manchester Untied defender has been offered a lucrative £4 million yearly salary by Al Jazeera Abu Dhabi. Given his age and recent form, it would be hard for Silvestre to resist the offer.
Mikael Silvestre spent his best years with Manchester United. During his 9 years stay at the Old Trafford club, the defender won 4 Premier League, 1 Champions League, 1 FA Cup and a League Cup title. He moved to Arsenal in Summer 2008, but failed to make any considerable impact at the
Silvestre’s performance was not convincing enough to earn a contract extension at Arsenal. He appeared in only 26 Premier League matches in 2 years for Arsenal. The Frenchman was mainly used as a substitute at Arsenal.
Moving to Dubai-based clubs is nothing new for the out-of-form and aged players.