Date: 18th October 2007 at 9:42pm
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On a day when Arsenal lost both Big Phill Senderos and Robin Van Persie to injury, some fantastic news came in the form of confirmation that Denilson has signed a new deal.

No detials of the contract were released, it was just confirmed that the deal was ‘long-term.’

‘I am pleased, very pleased.

‘Denilson is a great player. For me, he is underrated. He does not get all the praise his performances suggest but that will come very quickly.

‘He is the youngest player of our squad along with Armand Traore.’


The Arsenal manager also had praise for the Samba Starlet: ‘He has played big games but he has shown he can cope with the pressure and produce quality performances. I expect him to make a big impact.’

The enthusiasm about the lad in Wenger’s comments is exciting it’s self. It’s not often Wenger picks out an individual for praise in that way.

I look forward to seeing more from Denilson this season.