8, August 2012


Arsenal midfielder Denilson will not be returning to Arsenal this season at least after it was revealed that he has now extended his loan deal with the Brazilian club São Paulo for another season. The 24-year-old midfielder spent the last season on loan at the Brazilian club after failing to secure first team football at Arsenal.

He has openly admitted that he would like to stay with São Paulo for another season if possible. Due to the fact that Arsenal are looking at various other alternatives to replace Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, they have decided to allow Denilson spend another season on loan at the Brazilian club.

In the previous season, São Paulo did not pay a majority of the weekly wages of the Arsenal star. However, under the terms of the new loan deal, they will be paying a majority of the wages. This would make Denilson one of the high-paid players in Brazil because of the fact that he is thought to be on a contract worth around £ 40,000 per week. It remains to be seen if Denilson will still be interested in returning to Arsenal after the end of this current loan spell.

“I don’t know what happened. I just expressed an interest in staying at Sao Paulo for at least another year. The chiefs on Arsenal’s board helped. I didn’t talk to Arsene Wenger. My lawyer and I met Sao Paulo’s board and we agreed it would be better if I stayed at the club, and they reached an agreement with Arsenal,” said Denilson after sealing his new loan deal with São Paulo. The Brazilian midfielder has often been criticised by the Arsenal fans by not being up to the mark required to play for a club like Arsenal. Despite this, he made numerous appearances for the club since joining them in 2006.