Arsenal Set to Agree Very Wise £16m Swap Deal

Arsene Wenger to use one Brazilian in order to bring another to the Emirates Stadium.

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Denilson is set to leave Arsenal for Juventus in the summer with Felipe Melo heading in the opposite direction.
The Brazilian midfielder has failed to make any impact at Arsenal this season and has struggled to command a regular first-team place.
With the emergence of Jack Wilshere at the heart of the Arsenal midfield, Denilson knows his days are numbered at Emirates Stadium and Juventus are keen to sign the experienced player.
Reports in Italy suggest that a player exchange deal could be on the cards as Arsene Wenger is believed to be a big admirer of Melo and has been tracking his progress for the last few years.
Melo, 27, would bring some much needed experience to a young Arsenal team and would relish the chance to showcase his talents in the Premier League.


After a bright start to his Arsenal career Brazilian midfielder Denilson has stagnated somewhat and is perhaps not the player Arsene Wenger had hoped he would be and with that in mind a swap deal to bring experienced Juventus battler to the Emirates Stadium would be a very wise one.

£16m rated Melo has had an up and down time since his move to Turin in the summer of 2009 and indeed the 27 year old has moved around a lot during a much travelled career that has seen the tough tackler ply his trade with eight clubs in eight years. Whilst Gunners boss Wenger may have to work out a way to deal with the player’s temperament both on and off the field he will also be getting a player with a wholehearted attitude who may thrive in the physically challenging Premier League environment.

Alex Song has done a good job adding steel to the Arsenal midfield but perhaps there is an argument for bringing in Melo as a potential first choice battler as the North London club looks to protect both Jack Wilshere and Cesc Fabregas.

Wenger looks likely to ring the changes at Arsenal this summer with a number of squad players set for the chop and therefore using Denilson to land Melo would probably be a clever way of balancing the books. The likes of Nicklas Bendtner, Vito Mannone, Manuel Almunia, Emmanuel Eboue and Carlos Vela may all be deemed surplus to requirements as the French boss prepares for a clear-out.

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