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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Look forward to watching Denilson

Tonight should be the first opportunity I get to watch one of the little-talked about signings of 2006: Arsenal's £3.4m signing of the Brazilian under 19 international captain midfielder, Denilson.

Wenger is incredibly tight in the transfer market, and with only a few exceptions, very astute. Therefore, to spend this much on an 18 year old suggests that Denilson has a lot of quality and I am really looking forward to seeing what he offers as he is expected to start in the Arsenal side visiting Anfield in the League Cup.

I have read that Wenger compares Denilson as a mix between (a primarily defensive midfielder) Gilberto and (a primarily attacking playmaker) Tomas Rosicky. If this is right, it sounds like he could be similar to the ex-Arsenal Brazilian midfielder, Edu. I was a massive fan of Edu: seeing him as a rolls-royce-smooth quick passing and intercepting midfielder. If I see hints of Edu in the play of Denilson I will be happy.

In the meantime, if anyone has already seen Denilson in action I - and I reckon other readers - will be interested to have your views on what type of player he looks to be and if he particularly resembles anyone.

P.S. Good to see that dependable 'man-of-steel' Lauren is set for his first appearance in eleven months. His experience and toughness is vital to the predominantly young Arsenal squad.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have seen him play even before moving to arsenal. i admire him as a player. i would not compare him to edu as he is different he is more a silva type player but could outshine and become better than both edu and silva and could be a great partner for cesc. he is one for the future, him diaby and cesc in midfield will be very hard to beat. arsenal for life

12/19/2006 5:20 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

denilson has already been called up to the full international brazil squad. he didnt play, but was in the squad. top quality player.

also you wont able to see him play cos the match will be postponed due to fogg in liverpool.

12/19/2006 5:32 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brazilian under 19 captain at arsenal, under wenger's supervision, with his track record with youngsters - NUFF SAID!

12/19/2006 5:46 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ict inspection at 10 past 6 becuse of fog!"


12/19/2006 5:50 pm

Blogger T said...

Thanks for the comments so far...

Unbelievable that fog might scupper the opportunity to watch Denilson... latest news is that there will be another inspection at 6:45pm... but as it stands the fog is not bad enough to call the match off.

12/19/2006 6:21 pm

Blogger T said...

Update: Disappointing news... the match has been postponed.

Looking ahead, by the time of the rescheduled match Abou Diaby may be available and we may see - as the first anon highlighted - what could be the start of a very promising Denilson/Diaby partnership?

12/19/2006 7:04 pm

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12/22/2006 7:20 pm

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12/22/2006 10:36 pm

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12/23/2006 10:14 am

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