Ex-Gooner calls it a day

After 19 years as a professional football player Sylvain Wiltord has decided to retire.

He joined the Gooners for £13 million in August 2000, which was the club’s record transfer paid up until 2009 when Andrei Arshavin was bought for £15 million.

The Frenchman played 175 times for the club, of which 104 were in the league, he managed to net 49 times in total.

He will be fondly remembered for scoring the winning goal at Old Trafford when the team when the Premier League in 2002, in the same season they won the double.

Plus, let’s not forget he was part of the ‘INVINCIBLES’ `and wast voted 33rd in Arsenal’s greatest all-time players in 2008. 

During his long career he enjoyed a lot of success, this included winning the European Championships with France in 2000, and winning three Ligue 1 titles with Lyon plus one with Bordeaux.

 

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