THANK YOU DENILSON from BE
Arsenal have cancelled the contract of midfielder Denilson by mutual consent. The 25-year-old had one year left to run on his current deal but had not featured for the club for more than two seasons, spending his time on loan in Brazil.
Even as many of us will take this as a sign of Arsenal seeking to make savings on their wage bill, and clearing of deadwood as it is, this came about because of Sao Paulo’s reluctance to pay a fee for his services, with the Gunners at risk of being stuck with him for another
His agent claims teams in Brazil, Russia, Italy, Germany and Turkey have all made contact over signing Denilson as a free agent.
If you had actually been following the matter then you’d know that Denilson’s contract would have expired this summer, but Arsenal took an extra year on him, in case he performed well and his value went up. It didn’t but those are the breaks.
Also Denilson’s salary is considerably less than that of Jack Rodwell or Scott Sinclair who get paid to sit at the bench and ride the pine at Man City. So much for the horse Man City encrusted fallacy that Wenger runs a “socialist” wage policy.
Denilson didn’t work out. It’s a shame. He came here as Brazil’s U-19 captain and he quickly developed, becoming at one point a top 3
defensive midfielder in this league, up there with Mascherano and Obi at their best that season. It just didn’t work out, but you really have to try hard at being negative to call this one a mistake. It just didn’t work out.
Denilson worked hard on the field doing dirty work, covering, marauding, harassing and tackling. His eye for goal and long range shot are surely pleasant to behold. He played injured many times and never complained. Unlike many sheep, Denilson also had the gonads to
point out that the emperor had no clothes; Cesc was a nice guy but really not the genuine leader of men that the club needed, (suffice to say how he feigned a prolong injury just because he didn’t want to play again for Arsenal only to be sold to Barcelona and two days later he has already played his first game).
Denilson was also never seen drunk (Bendtner), never in a fight at a pub (Wilshere), didnt crash his car (Emmanuel Thomas, Santos), never caught at a nightclub with a fag hanging out of his mouth (Gallas). Young, but he was a proper professional.
No, it didn’t work out at Arsenal for Denilson, but not because he was lazy or didnt care. Obviously he cared a lot. Have some class as an Arsenal fan and say some nice things about the guy on the way out. Don’t be ungrateful. It’s not the Arsenal way. Show some class and
appreciation for the guy. Thank you Denilson, we wish you the very best in your sojourn.
The Gunners midfielder joined Arsenal in 2006, on deadline day, as a youngster brimming with spark and vigor and he went ahead to make a total of 153 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals.