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Denilson Extends Sao Paulo Loan

Arsenal`s Brazilian midfielder Denilson has confirmed that he has agreed to extend his loan at Sao Paulo for another year. After a shaky start back at the club that reared him last year, which saw him sent off twice in his first three games and become embroiled in an argument with Sao Paulo`s fans, the midfielder settled and has performed very well in the Brasileira. Sao Paulo had wanted to buy Denilson as a result, but could not afford his wages.

However, it looks as though Arsenal have agreed to loan him for another year. Denilson himself told Gazeta Espativa, '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."


The Brazilian press is reporting (though this is unconfirmed) that Sao Paulo will be paying a higher proportion of Denilson`s wages on this occasion and that the deal includes a clause allowing Arsenal the right to sell him if another club makes a permanent offer. Arsenal don`t tend to confirm these sorts of details though, so treat that information with due regard.

Meanwhile, Spanish side Real Betis have confirmed a deal to take Arsenal's Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell on loan for next season. Having signed from Deportivo Saprissa last summer, Campbell immediately took a loan spell at Lorient due to work permit issues, scoring 3 goals. He will join up with his new teammates for pre season training.




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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 6 2012

Time: 11:39AM

Your Comments

Is this what angered RvP?
Sajit
No complaints there. Good luck, Deni.
Naijagunner
He's like the 'special' family member we keep in the attic and noones supposed to talk about. Not one interested party in the whole of world football? Just incredible.
nikolaijns
Fact that we somehow convinced Sao Paolo to pay his entire wages for this season is a ******** steal. Next year there will be only 1 season left on his seemingly never ending contract. So essentially we have not made any profits but limited our losses. Time to be ruthless with the rest of the deadweight.. Im looking at you Chamakh, Park Vela and Diaby.
Sajit
What a poor signing this proved to be for us. Just shows for almost every player judgement he's got right, how many have turned out wrong for Wenger, particularly recently. Denilson, Bendtner, Vela, Squillaci, Chamakh, Almunia, Fabianski...
Gooner_Vin
Are you sure sajit? Do you have a link for that info? If they can't afford to buy him I have grave doubts that they are able to pay whatever wage he was on at Arsenal.
nikolaijns
That's going to be par for the course though isn't it vin? that's why ready made experienced successful players cost what they do, in reality Wenger should be happy with a 35/40% success rate for unproven kids that quite literally could go any way, it's an extraordinarily impossible thing to ascertain whether a young man has any more than potential and talent, as so much more goes in to being a successful footballer, the players you've mentioned are failures in the eyes of Arsenal fans but success stories in the eyes of every lower league player and a lot of fans too of all leagues. I am pertty shocked at how not one solitary offer from anywhere for Denilson has been forthcoming though.
nikolaijns
What's being reported is Sao Paolo only took on a lot more of his wages, this time, than they did last season. Wenger brought him in as a teenager with a big reputation, skipper of Brazil's age grade teams he played for (think it was the U-17) and touted for great things. Not sure the manager did much a wrong there. The player just didn't drive himself to the next level.
Naijagunner
& every club has a long long list of youth players that don't make the grade, we're far from being alone in that, it's just that we have watched every failure these players have made, guarantee that the word 'deadwood' has been typed somewhere in relation to every premier league club this last week.
nikolaijns
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2012/jun/02/daniel-taylor-michael-johnson This article is quite relevant to the discussion.
Little Dutch
Niko, so this was mentioned by Brazillian Gunners twitter account - those guys generally dont bull*****, from my previous experience. Thing is that Sao Paolo could not afford both wages + transfer fees.. Just paying wages somehow makes it ok for them. Not hte ideal situation but we are making the best of a bad situation.
Sajit
Anyone know how change username.....Yes i know shame on me for using a players name
Van Persie
van persie, that's funny. maybe you may consider changing to hill-wood. he'll be here forever
Joe_@**
Heh, same reason why I stopped buying jerseys with player names :)
Sajit
Hehehe! Someone has to think about how to tie players down to contracts in much the same way. Imagine if Robbin neede to ask Gazidis "say, chief. How do I work it out not to sign an extension to my contract?". Bet the CEO will really be on a vacation to avoid that one :-)
Naijagunner
niko - sure, i get that it's a very difficult thing to do, and was obviously the strategy that the club entrusted wenger with because of his previous success. my only gripe is the length he persisted with some players that weren't ever going to be good enough.
Gooner_Vin
We know that now for sure but with the exception of squillaci and almunia the rest did have real potential but for a variety of reasons ie egomania, plummeting confidence, party boy lording it, loss of soul in vegas orgy, poor attitude, lack of application the list goes on then the players you have mentioned have all failed at Arsenal, it's not through basic lack of ability, it's form and long term loss of it which we just can't carry any longer.
nikolaijns
 

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