Denilson has made 24 appearances for the Gunners this season.
“He’s a wonderful player. It’s not going to be easy for him because Flamini was a good player,” Inter Milan enforcer Vieira said.
“We need to give him more time to develop as a player but he can be one of the best players at the club. The more he plays the better he will be.
“He is young and has so many qualities and he’s only in his first years of playing in the Premier League.
“He and (Cesc) Fabregas can play together, all the good players can play together.”