Although the sounds coming out of Arsenal in recent weeks have been fairly negative, the reality remains that the imminent departure of Denilson from the club is the first public acceptance by Arsene Wenger that the wheat needs to be separated from the chaff at Arsenal FC.
Having had to endure a parting statement from Denilson that the club does not match his ambitions (or perhaps that his inability to perform at the top level means that he has been picked far less frequently in recent times by the Gunners as he has been awful in every game he has performed in), the Gunners now have at least one space in their squad to fill up as they seek to keep their squad at the level it needs to be at in order to challenge on several fronts. Those following the Arsenal betting will know a shakeup is needed.
With Scott Parker being frequently linked with the club in recent weeks, Wenger must regret his decision not to sign the combative midfielder after he left Newcastle United and when he had a few more years left in the tank. However, with Parker a born leader and a man who knows when to hold back rather than bomb forward, unlike the effective but not world class Alex Song, it still seems an investment well worth risking. After all, no one is going to make Arsenal Champions League betting tips unless something changes.
However, with Wenger unlikely to be happy paying the reported £6 million asking fee that Spurs and Liverpool will be more than happy to cough up, the chances are that the 6.5% ticket price increase is not going to be spent on bringing the England man to Arsenal, and instead Wenger will seek as always to sign an unknown player who in all likelihood will need a good season or two in the Premier League before he can cope with the physical demands of the league and will leave Arsenal staying in the cycle of trying to play catch-up on the cheap.