What can Arsenal do about Denilson?

A recent feature of news on Arsenal.com about the player Samuel Galindo moving back to his homeland Bolivia on loan made me think about the large number of promising young players that never made it at Arsenal.

A player who this situation did remind me of is Denilson. The Brazilian is still under contract with Arsenal, with the Gunners being his parent club, whilst he is on loan with Brazilian team Sao Paulo. Denilson was a player that often caused a divide between the fans. Slated for his shocking performances by many, but he also earn his plaudits every once in a while due to his samba style of play, passing ability and rocking shots and free kicks, but when he played Arsenal’s odds went out on the Paddy Power Premier League odds!

In fact Denilson was very much part of the Arsenal starting XI let alone the first team squad, for a number of years with the Brazilian making 51 appearances in the 2008-09 season, 28 appearances the next season and then 33 appearances in which was currently his last season with the Gunners. Racking up 156 appearances for Arsenal in total, Denilson has scored just 10 goals for the club. Not the most impressive and in fact it’s very surprising to think he has played so much in an Arsenal shirt. But where to next for Denilson?

He has had an up and down journey back on loan at Sao Paulo, with a spat with the manager and disgraceful disciplinary record, but he has also proved pivotal in Sao Paulo’s squad, playing an important role in the team. There were suggestions that the Brazilian club were considering a permanent deal in January, however it has since past and its now being suggested Denilson will return to Arsenal when his loan deal expires and then the club will have to make a decision. Perhaps we had better bet on the weekend football online now before he comes back!

His performances can be a bit ‘all over the place’ and so he is considered to be terribly inconsistent but should he be a player we should have on the borderline of the bench at least, just in case all else fails? Especially if the club isn’t looking to make any major reinforcements in the transfer market!

What would you do with Denilson?

Denilson – My Lawyer Has Spoken To Arsenal

Loaned-out Arsenal defensive midfielder Denilson has admitted his interest in a permanent deal with Brazilian side Sao Paulo, as the former Gunner failed to impress in London and had to be sent on loan so that he can get some playing time.

After the season spent on loan in Brazil, Denilson now wants to sign a permanent contract with the Brazilian side, being unwilling to return to the Londoners.

This might fit in perfectly if we take into consideration the fact that Arsene Wenger has been watching Sao Paulo’s attacking midfielder Lucas Moura, and might think about a possible exchange deal which may benefit both sides.

“There is the possibility of maybe signing a four or five-year contract,” Denilson told Estadao.

“My lawyer talked to Arsenal and they asked to wait to see what happens in the Brazilian Cup before talking again.

“Anything could happen. Sao Paulo are doing their best to keep me, but I prefer to focus on my work and think about that later.”

“There are two options – a permanent contract or extend the loan deal.

“If we advance to the Brazilian Cup final, Arsenal might extend the loan deal for two more weeks, and I will accept that decision as I want to play in the final.

“I have already done my part, showing my intention of remaining here [at Sao Paulo].”

Arsenal can’t use Denilson’s services at the moment truly speaking, as they are looking to better the form they had last season and have a say in the title chase. Arsene Wenger will be looking to bring a top defensive midfielder and it seems that M’Vila and Javi Martinez are the most likely to join.

Arsenal Flop Denilson Doesn’t Want to Return. Do We Want Him Back?

Arsenal’s Denilson is not very eager for a return to London and has stated that he’d rather stay in Brazil with Sao Paulo.

The defensive midfielder had a horror season with the Brazilians whom he joined in the summer after a less successful 5 years spent at Arsenal. The Brazilian managed to get himself sent off twice in a total of ten games played for Sao Paulo.

“Personally, I’m very sad that the season will finish this way. Of course there’s still a game remaining and there is hope for the Libertadores,” he said.

“I still have six more months, I hope to cool off a little, enjoy the holidays with my family, to return more professional and get things right next year.”

A return to Arsenal wouldn’t be the right move for Denilson anyway. He hasn’t managed to impose himself until now so there’s virtually no chance he’ll do that now when Frimpong and Coquelin are pretty much better than him and a lot younger.

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