Denilson seals loan deal with Sao Paulo

LONDON - Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Denilson has re-joined his former club Sao Paulo on a season-long loan, the Premier League side said on Wednesday.

Manager Arsene Wenger said at the weekend that the 23-year-old would be returning to Brazil for the 2011/12 season, and the club confirmed his destination on their website.

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Denilson, who made his first-team debut for Arsenal in October 2006 in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion, made 153 appearances for the London side and scored 10 goals.

After establishing himself as a regular in the 2008-09 season, he struggled for a regular start last season.

Denilson, who is from Sao Paulo, played 13 times for the Brazilian club in 2005-06 before his move to London in a 3.4 million pounds transfer.