Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is pleased with the return of Denilson in recent games.

The Brazil midfielder marked his return to first-team action with a stunning 30-yard strike in last week's Champions League win over Standard Liege at the Emirates Stadium.

And with Alex Song suspended, Denilson, who was sidelined for two months with a back injury earlier this season, will be handed the defensive midfield role.

Wenger said: "Denilson gives us a stability. Because we are a team that goes forward, we need to win the ball back in strong positions and he contributes to that.

"He's a good passer and keeps it simple, which is always a sign of class."