Wenger ahead of A.S. Roma, “Denilson will have an important part to play in the Roma game”
Written by Renzo on February 23, 2009 18:00
With A.S. Roma paying a visit to Arsenal tomorrow, coach Arsene Wenger believes he found the key to unlock the Italian side: Denilson. He said:
Denilson will have an important part to play in the Roma game and I believe the whole team will have an important part. When you play against Roma you know there is one battle you cannot lose and that is in midfield because that is their strong point.
They play with a congested midfield and with a lot of short passing on the ground. If you lose that battle you will be second best.
If you look at the numbers and the amount of balls he wins, he is one of the top midfield players in the country on many indexes. He doesn’t talk too much be he is very efficient. I am surprised how little credit he got for what he has delivered since the start of the season. I think he has improved tactically in his first pass and physically in the challenge. He is much stronger than a year ago.
You can see today when he makes a tackle he wins the ball. I am convinced he will be even stronger in six months.