Denilson admits this season has to be his breakout year at Arsenal.

"It is time for me to show what I can do," said the Brazilian midfielder. "The coach (Arsene Wenger) is giving me opportunities and I know I have to make the most of them.

"This is my third season here, I am now much more mature."

Denilson added: "I play as a midfield pivot. But I am allowed to go forward and to try and score goals."