Arsenal Debut Delayed for Silvestre

Simon JohnsonCorrespondent ISeptember 12, 2008

Arsenal fans may have to wait a little longer before they see French defender Mikael Silvestre on the pitch in an Arsenal shirt.

Reports from inside the club had indicated that the 31-year-old would make his Gunners debut this weekend away to Blackburn Rovers.

However, in an interview this week, Wenger confirmed that Silvestre may have to wait until the midweek game against Dinamo Kyiv to have his first run out with his new team mates.

"We have had a minor setback with Mikael," said Wenger. "But if he is unavailable for the game against Blackburn, he will certainly be okay for the Kyiv game on Wednesday".

Silvestre was carrying a minor injury when he transferred from Manchester United to Arsenal on August 20th, but the club had hoped he would make a quick return to first team football.

Hopefully the setback is minor and he will give the Arsenal fans a chance to see him run out on Wednesday.

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