Wenger holds Denilson talks
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has held talks with want-away midfielder Denilson over his future.
Last Updated: 23/05/11 11:23am
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has held talks with want-away midfielder Denilson over his future at Emirates Stadium.
The Brazilian announced on Friday that he was looking to move on after becoming frustrated at a lack of success with the Gunners.
Wenger's men looked well set to end their six-year wait for silverware this term before a shock Carling Cup final defeat to Birmingham started their season on a distinctly downward trend.
Defeats to Barcelona and Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup followed, while their Premier League campaign petered out with an eventual fourth-place finish.
Wenger has already admitted he expects a busy summer of transfer activity and it remains to be seen if former Sao Paolo youngster Denilson will be part of his squad.
The French tactician said: "Denilson wants to play, I did speak to him to see if he has opportunities or not.
"We have to face many comments, but I have enough experience that the club is in a healthy financial situation and we have got the basis of the team - but we know we want to be stronger next year."
Wenger believes that this summer could be busier than usual in the transfer market with clubs rushing to sign players before Uefa's financial fair play rules begin to be imposed.
The Gunners boss added on Telefoot: "The market will be hyperactive because everyone believes financial fair play will happen soon.
"So we are quickly doing the last buying before the stores will be closed. And for the very first time for a while, I will be very active too."