By Richard Clarke

Julio Baptista is returning to Real Madrid.
 
During the summer, it has been widely reportedly that the striker's season-long move to Arsenal would not be made permanent.

However the first official word from either club came at the weekend following the 2-0 victory at Barnet.
 
"For us it is sorted out," said Arsène Wenger. "He returns to Real Madrid. That was clearly indicated to him at the end of the season."
 
Baptista hit 10 goals in 35 games during his season with Arsenal, including four in the Carling Cup tie at Liverpool.



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