4, May 2012


Arsenal midfielder Denilson has said that he will make a decision on his future after returning to Arsenal in July. Denilson moved to Brazilian club Santos on a season-long loan deal after failing to establish himself in the first team of Arsenal.

There were many criticisms regarding his style of play, which led that Arsene Wenger into believing that the player might benefit from a regular spell of first-team football in his homeland. Arsene Wenger has thought that such a move would help his confidence, which in turn, would make him the player Arsenal thought they were signing many years ago.

Denilson started just six Premier league matches back in the 2010-11 season. After having grown extremely frustrated about the lack of first-team opportunities, Denilson went to Brazilian club Santos on a season long loan deal, which will expire shortly.

Yet, there has been rumours that the club are looking at the possibility of making his signing permanent in the summer. Denilson has confirmed that such rumours were true, but the club was not able to reach an agreement with Arsenal regarding the transfer fee. As a result, Denilson will be returning back to Arsenal in the summer.

“I will stay at Sao Paulo until June 30. Then I will return to Arsenal. This season, I had more assists, I secured a place in the starting team and I had good matches. I also had a good run of matches and I have not been sent off. I would like to stay six more months, but this decision was made by Arsenal, with whom I have a contract. I will not be unhappy in London, because I am returning to one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Denilson said in a recently revealed statement regarding his future.