Arsenal boss Wenger pleased with Denilson availability

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

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."

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