Denilson on wanting to play for Arsenal and the Everton goal
Written by Renzo on September 15, 2010 4:00
Arsenal midfielder Denilson is finally back after spending weeks on the sidelines and speaking to Arsenal TV Online, he confessed he always wanted to be a Gunner.
The 22-year old made his comeback from injury against Bolton last Saturday and when asked about what it means to play for the Gunners he revealed how he always told his family that one day he would play in Europe, ideally in England for Arsenal. Denilson was impressed by the brilliant football the likes of Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Thierry Henry were showing, adding how playing for Arsenal is a dream.
On last season’s goal against Everton on the first day of the English Premiership, Denilson said how he remembers the goal clearly, a pass from the right by Cesc Fabregas and a perfect shot in the right corner.
The Brasilian will most likely start for the Gunners in today’s Champions League Group H game against Braga after Frenchman Abou Diaby failed to recover from the injury he suffered last Saturday against Bolton.
On playing for Arsenal, Denilson said:
I told my father and my brothers that one day I want to play in Europe, maybe in England for Arsenal. That’s because I remember watching them during the time of Vieira, Pires, Henry and Brasilian players as well Gilberto and Edu. And they brilliant.
I always dreamed to play here. I like the English game and I’m very happy to be at Arsenal.
[The Everton goal] was very nice. It was a nice game, a great win. I remember Cesc Fabregas’ pass, knew I had to shoot and hit it in the corner, it was amazing. It’s one of my nicest goals I ever scored for Arsenal.