Denilson in Arsenal squad

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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.