Denilson has extended his loan spell with Sao Paulo for the 2012/13 season.

The 24-year-old midfielder, who began his career at the club as an academy player, returned to Brazil last term for an initial 12-month spell during which he made a total of 47 appearances, helping the team to sixth place in the Brasileirao.

Denilson has played 153 times for the Gunners since making his debut in October 2006, but with opportunities for first-team football limited at Arsenal ahead of the 2011/12 season, he has returned to his boyhood club.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Denilson well for his continued spell with Sao Paulo.

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