Wenger Eased Baptista Doubts
Julio 'The Beast' Baptista admitted there was a time when he had concerns over his move to the Gunners but they were dispersed by the calming influence and the winning nature of Arsene Wenger.
Baptista had a few doubts in his mind whilst he travelled to London, but after meeting Le Boss and listening to his ideas and philosiphies the Brazillian power house was not only convinced to join, but now he says it would be difficult to rejoin Madrid at the end of his loan spell.
'I have not come to Arsenal just to pass the time. I have come to be a big success and if that happens it will be hard to return to Spanish football. I travelled to London with many doubts but after talking with Arsene Wenger I was completely convinced.'
'Having a coach who had faith in me and the prospect of playing in the Champions League was too good to refuse. For a coach to go after the same player two years running is a big vote of confidence in me. Now I just want to repay that faith.'
Baptista has also confirmed the lure of playing alongside the great Thierry Henry was too great to resist.
'It will be an honour to play alongside Henry - he is one of the great strikers of all time. I am very lucky in that respect. I have played with Ronaldinho for Brazil and with Ronaldo at Real and now Henry. This Arsenal team can win everything. We have not started that well but there is plenty of time.'