Further to Arsène Wenger’s comments after the match in China against Hangzhou Greentown at the weekend, the Club can confirm that Denilson has joined Brazilian side Sao Paulo on loan for the 2011/12 season.

Since making his first-team debut in October 2006 in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion, the 23-year-old midfielder has made a total of 153 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.

Denilson established himself as a regular in the 2008/09 season, playing a total of 51 times. However, with opportunities for first-team football limited in recent times, Denilson returns to the club where he began his career.

Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Denilson the best of luck during his time in Brazil with Sao Paulo.

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