Arsenal Invincible Sylvain Wiltord announces plans to come out of retirement - at the age of 41

 Frenchman last played for Nantes before hanging up his boots in the summer of 2012

James Orr
Thursday 07 April 2016 11:44
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The former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord
The former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord

Arsenal Invincible Sylvain Wiltord has revealed that he plans to come out of retirement - at the age of 41.

The striker Wiltord, who retired four years ago, has not yet announced what team he is going to play for.

Wiltord posted on Twitter: "After much reflection, I have decided to make my grand return to football.

"Tune in on April 20 for my press conference."

Wiltord, who won 92 caps for France, last played for Nantes before hanging up his boots in the summer of 2012.

Wiltord in action for Arsenal during their unbeaten 2004 league season 

The Frenchman signed for Arsenal from Bordeaux for a then-club record fee of £13m, and won the Premier League twice with the Gunners in a hugely successful spell with the club.

Wiltord was of course part of the Gunners side who went undefeated in the league for the whole of the 2003/04 season. They were the last Arsenal team to win the league.

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