Gilberto's absence last year allowed Mathieu Flamini to cement his midfield place. Now an injury to Abou Diaby has given a similar opportunity to Denilson.

The Brazilian has made the most of it, contributing two goals and four assists in his new role alongside Cesc Fabregas.

In an exclusive interview on Arsenal TV Online, Denilson assesses his partnership with Cesc and much more besides. He discusses:

  • being involved more this season
  • his new role in midfield
  • the story behind his goal celebrations
  • his inexperience
  • what he needs to improve
  • why he misses Gilberto
  • being the only Brazilian at Arsenal
  • Robinho's move to Manchester City
  • playing alongside Mineiro at Sao Paulo
  • realistic targets for this season

Subscribers can watch the interview now.

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