Denilson: We’re better than ‘older’ Blues

The Gunners missed the chance to briefly go top of the table on

Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Sunderland. Now Arsenal

find themselves four points adrift of Chelsea, with the rivals due

to meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday October 3. Denilson, however,

insists the Gunners are capable of winning the title. He said: “I

still think we can win the Premier league this season. “For me

Arsenal are the best team. If you look at Barcelona we play like

them and I can see Arsenal winning something this season. We have

the players and we have the touch. Chelsea have very strong players

but they are older. And I think that Arsenal are going to win a

trophy. This was just one game and we are still in a good

position.” Darren Bent’s equaliser deep into injury-time at the

Stadium of Light denied the ten-man Gunners all three points but

Denilson insists a draw on Wearside is no disgrace. He said: “You

can not expect to win at Sunderland because they have beaten the

best sides over the years here and it was always going to be a big

game. It doesn’t matter who you play against – whether it is

Chelsea or Sunderland – it is always difficult away from home.” “It

is not right to say we are not ready to win the league just because

of this result. It was tough when it went down to 11 v ten but we

showed our quality. We were playing very well and we looked as

though we would hold on.” Denilson understands the frustrations of

the fans, who have high hopes that their young side will deliver

some silverware this season after five barren years, but the

Brazilian still believes the Gunners will be celebrating at the end

of the season. He said: “It has been a long time since we have won

the league and I believe this season we will win some trophies. I

am confident because we have shown all the time in games how well

we can play and the spirit is there as well. “I joined in 2006 and

I can understand the fans being impatient but we have the best

manager here who tries not to put us under too much pressure. We

all have to show him how much we want it. “In training we work

together and we have definitely got a chance of winning something.

We have some very good young players coming through such as Jack

Wilshere.”