On Tuesday, Gilberto Silva spoke to FC Business Magazine about Arsenal’s impact on the community and explained his decision to get involved.

The Arsenal legend spoke about his desire to give back, praising charities like iStreetChild, which use sport as a way to erase the stigma attached to children living on the street.

Arsenal have worked closely with the organisation Save the Children as well over the years, which, amongst other wonderful things, used the money raised during our Arsenal Legends’ match to build football pitches in underprivileged areas.

It’s good to see the club and Gilberto working together. Charity is something that the club has always believed in and been involved with. It’s something that sets us apart. We focus on giving back to our community but at the same time are branching out and helping others.

It’s great to see and makes me really proud as an Arsenal fan.