Former Arsenal striker announces his football comeback at 41

Former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord has used social media this week to announce he’s coming out of retirement.

Now 41, the details on Wiltord’s return are slim.

On Wednesday, the French forward used Twitter to post the following announcement:

After careful consideration, I have decided to make my comeback to football. Rendezvous on 20 April for my press conference.

It’s unclear which club will employ Wiltord, or whether this is all a bit of a stunt.

Wiltord will always have a special place in the hearts of Arsenal fans, after he won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups with the Gunners between 2000 and 2004.

Memorably, Wiltord scored the winner for the Gunners at Old Trafford in 2002 that sealed a double for Arsene Wenger’s men.

The French forward ended up with 49 goals in 175 competitive games for the Gunners.

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