Denilson in Arsenal squad
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Denilson has travelled with the Arsenal squad for the tie with CSKA Moscow.
Denilson has travelled with the Arsenal squad for the UEFA Champions League tie with CSKA Moscow.
The Brazil Under-19 captain has yet to make a senior appearance since arriving from Sao Paulo prior to August's transfer deadline.
He has featured for the reserves, but has now been drafted into the first-team squad by Arsene Wenger for Tuesday's European game in Russia.
The midfielder will be on the bench for the match, with Wenger outlining the teenager's qualities.
"He is a good all-round player and has good technique," said Wenger."He is not fazed, the boy has a good first touch, and fantastic stamina - he can run all day.
"He defends well, is a good passer of the ball and has good technique. - but he does not have the final ball like Cesc Fabregas.
"At the moment he is a bit unsettled because it is the first time he has left his country; he is still in a hotel, so he is a strong character.
"He can play already and we will see him certainly [in the Carling Cup] at West Bromwich Albion.
"And if he is needed [tomorrow], he can come on."
The Gunners have headed to Moscow without Freddie Ljungberg, Emmanuel Eboue, Julio Baptista, Philippe Senderos, Lauren and Abou Diaby.