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Henry Praise For Denilson

Thierry Henry has praised Brazilian youngster Denilson for the speed that he has adapted to life in the Premiership.

Denilson signed for Arsenal on transfer deadline day back in August, a transfer that received little media attention as William Gallas and fellow Brazilian Julio Baptista arrived at the same time.

When his transfer did eventually receive attention from the press in England and Brazil pundits and journalists alike were surprised. He had played only a handful of games for Sao Paulo and wasn`t viewed as that good-a-prospect.

The story of how he was discovered is quite an interesting one. Arsenal`s Brazilian scout was watching another prospect - Ramon when he spotted Denilson. He was unimpressed by Ramon but Denilson caught his eye. He got straight onto Arsenal`s head scout Steve Rowley who was soon on a plane to watch him. He was equally impressed and recommended him to Wenger. The rest is history.

Brazilian`s are notorious for having great difficulty settling into the English game but Denilson took it all in his stride. He has a bit of everything and I, like most Arsenal fans are drooling at the thought of him having a regular place in the team alongside Cesc Fabregas.

'I have never seen in my years here a player who has developed so quickly to the English game as Denilson,' Henry said.

'He comes from the Brazilian league where the game is much slower and to acclimatise this quickly is amazing - and especially to do this in the midfield, where in England there is always so much pressure, but he already seems to have so much time.'

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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 1 2007

Time: 8:29PM

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I woulnd't say our game is slower.Just not as physical.And there's many many fouls around here.THat's what i hate in our league.30 to 50 fouls per game.
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01/03/2007 21:26:00

Good up beat article better than talking about the Carling Cup where you yet again became the laughing stock of the English leagues.. Its a shame that British law does not allow for repatriation for such crimes.. PPS .. Thanks for the card touching!!
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01/03/2007 21:33:00

Jermain Defoe bit Mascherano, Chimbonda slapped Butt, Your whole team attacked George Boateng, Chimbonda and Zakora tried to attack John Terry, your crimes are far worse than ours you tramp.
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01/03/2007 22:44:00

it seems its in one ear and out the other whan it comes to the spud fans. we even give them a 2-0 headstart at the lane and they still cant beat us :D anyway Denilson what a player he is going to be him Cesc and Diaby in midfield = coolness
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01/03/2007 23:14:00

He is such a great find by Wenger....lets hop he can keep improving and a regular place on the first team wont be far off.
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02/03/2007 01:20:00

He has been the revelation of the season so far. I didnt expect him to adapt so quickly. Kinda puts things into perspective when you see how Baptista is taking his time having played more for arsenal. fantastic talent !!
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02/03/2007 06:42:00


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