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Brazilian midfielder is Arsenal-bound

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Arsenal midfielder Denilson is set to return to Emirates Stadium in the summer when his loan spell at Sao Paulo ends.

 

The Brazilian has been back in his homeland since last summer when a run of poor form had his first team opportunities limited under Arsene Wenger, but the north London club have decided to recall him once his loan spell has finished.

 

There were reports the Gunners were hoping Sao Paulo would sign the 24-year-old permanently, but it appears they are unable to afford both his wages and the transfer fee – they even unsuccessfully attempted to renew the loan deal for an extra six months.

 

“I will remian at Sao Paulo until June 30, then I will return [to Arsenal],” he said via a statement.

“I helped [Sao Paulo] this year with some good assists, established myself in the team and had some good games for them.

 

“I played regularly and I did not get sent off. I have been saying all along that I am still adapting to Brazilian football and the statistics show that was not excuse. The amounts of cards and fouls I have received have been significantly reduced.”

 

The defensive midfielder was expected to stay with the Brazilian club permanently and made it clear through Sao Paulo’s vice-president that he had no intention of returning to Arsenal, but this appears to have been a vain hope.

 

Denilson was one of a number of players loaned out by Wenger last summer in what was thought to be the beginnings of a clear-out of players that had underperformed for the previous few years – others include Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela.

 

With no permanent deal being agreed between the two clubs, Denilson’s return could mean that the Gunners want to make some money from the sale of the midfielder, who has a contract that runs until 2013.

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