LONDON, September 2- Arsenal duo Nicklas Bendtner and Denilson signed new "long-term contracts" with the club on Wednesday.
Denmark striker Bendtner, 21, and Brazilian midfielder Denilson, 21, have been rewarded for their impressive progress at the Premier League club over the last year.
Bendtner scored 15 goals in 50 appearances last season and has become a first-team regular this term following Togo forward Emmanuel Adebayor’s departure to Manchester City.
"Nicklas has impressed me highly with his application and determination over the last season, you can see that he wants to compete at the highest level and win things with his team-mates," Wenger said.
"He scored a number of important goals for us last season and he will look to replicate that again this year. However, it’s not just about the goals, his all round contribution has improved and will continue to do so."
Denilson, who joined the Gunners from Sao Paulo in 2006, established himself as a regular in Wenger’s midfield last season, making more appearances than any other Arsenal player during the campaign.
"Denilson’s contribution to the club last season was outstanding," Wenger said. "His work rate really was exceptional and it is valuable to have players that we know will perform to the very last minute in such a demanding league."