Bernardo, who still has another four years to run on his Manchester City contract, has been heavily linked with an exit from the Etihad Stadium.
The Portuguese join Manchester City in the summer of 2017 from Monaco and after winning three Premier League titles at the club is keen for a new challenge.
He might be unhappy with his transfer situation, but Silva did not let it show on the pitch at all. The 27-year-old midfielder had Arsenal chasing shadows in the first half but Withdrawn not long after half-time.
The Portugal international went off the pitch with a huge round of applause from the fans.
City boss Pep Guardiola, who admitted in a recent press-conference that Silva wants to leave the club before the transfer window shuts on August 31, heaped praises at the Portuguese performance again Arsenal.
Speaking about the midfielder’s future after his side’s win, Guardiola said: “He (Silva) is happy, happy in his life and what a player,” as quoted by Manchester City.
“The year we won the Premier League, he was the best player. All I want is his happiness. He can play in a number of positions and today played exceptionally.”
Here’s what some fans had to say on Twitter about this Pep Guardiola comment on Bernardo Silva.
Please Bernardo stay!!!🥺— KDB🐐 (@bruynedekevin17) August 28, 2021
hope this means he’s staying another season— sindi ¹⁰ | #txikiout (@kunsologist) August 28, 2021
Confused as well , the way he applauded the different sides of the ground looked like a goodbye ! 3 days left if he is to leave— Michael Lofthouse (@MichaelLofthou5) August 28, 2021
Hope he dont go, will be a massive loss— J〽️ (@SpaceJordy) August 28, 2021
he was crying when he was coming off 🙁— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) August 28, 2021
We must move mountains to keep him. He’s a wonderful footballer. I’ll be so gutted if he leaves.— Brett (@majorramblings) August 28, 2021