The Arsenal midfielder Denilson will be making an historic appearance for his current team São Paulo, as he prepares to make his 100th appearance for the team. The Brazilian midfielder is currently on loan at the Brazilian club till the end of the season.
This is his second season at the club on a loan deal, while he came through the ranks at the club before moving to Europe many years ago. He has recently stated that he would like to make the move permanent if possible. The 24-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal back in 2006, but has spent the last two seasons away from the club.
He has been disillusioned by the lack of first-team opportunities at the Premier league club, but he has been one of the important players for São Paulo this season. He has stated that his main ambition this season will be to win the championship with São Paulo. If he does so, then it would be his first trophy with the club. Back in 2005, he was not utilised as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Club World Cup final in 2005. Denilson has stated that because there are only two games remaining to go to the final, the players need to be extremely focused on the task at hand.
“I always said that my desire was to be a champion. We are closer than ever. We have two games to the final and this could be the first time. We are ready. We watched their last two games. They are a team that play’s deep and counter-attacks. Let’s be respectful and try to get out on the break,” said Denilson. The first leg match against Universidad Católica will be the 100th appearance by Denilson for the Brazilian club São Paulo.