Denilson has been the cause of many a discussion between Gooners over the year.
Some think he is shit, some think he is average, and some think he is the dogs bollocks. I happen to think that Denilson is a good player who potentially could evolve into a very good player.
He has his critics, but there are stats that show he has had a good season at Arsenal and is probably a very underrated player at the club.
I'm not one for stats though. I trust my own eyes.
I believe that he needs help to evolve into that very good player. He needs someone to learn from.
Denilson has been thrown in at the deep end this season by Arsene Wenger and I think he has had to learn the hard way. Which isn't fair on the boy.
He has done well in his first season as a first team regular but I can't help but think he could still use a role model to help guide him through. Pretty much like most of this young Arsenal squad really.
An Alonso or Barry would not kill this players career. It would help him become more competitive and also improve Arsenal as a whole.
I don't doubt that he learnt from Gilberto during the time they spent together at the club but I also feel that he would have improved even more had Gilberto still been at Arsenal last season.
I think we need to cut Denilson some slack. He will get even better in the future but he will need help to do so.
But he is not the only one.
Keep it Goonerish.........