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Sunday, 11 August, 2002, 17:44 GMT 18:44 UK
Gilberto's Community service
BBC Sport Online analyses Gilberto Silva's goal for Arsenal against Liverpool in the Community Shield

Gilberto Silva capped a fine performance on his debut for Arsenal by scoring the decisive goal against Liverpool in the Community Shield.

Just a month after winning the World Cup with Brazil, Gilberto showed that he is likely to prove an important addition to Arsene Wenger's squad.

Replacing Edu at the interval, Gilberto immediately adapted to the pace of the game, linking together a succession of Arsenal moves with some neat passing.

Indeed, it was the Brazilian who started the move that led to his goal.

With the game deadlocked, the Brazilian showed that like Freddie Ljungberg he has an unerring ability to arrive in the right place at the right time in the box.

Timing his run to perfection, he latched on to Dennis Bergkamp's pass to stroke a first-time shot past Jerzy Dudek.


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