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Done deal: Arsenal officially complete ace deal

Arsenal attacker Wellington Silva left the Emirates Stadium and joined his former team Fluminese earlier this week. He joined Arsenal from the Brazilian club in January 2010 and he has left the Emirates without making a single appearance for the first team.

Having signed for the club in 2010, the 23-year-old ace failed to get a work permit so he went on loan in Spain with clubs like Ponferradina, Alcoyano, Murcia, Almeria and Levante.

He was later granted a work permit in 2015-16 season and went out on loan again to Bolton Wanderers in the 2015/16 season in which he netted 2 goals and featured in 22 games.

When Silva, 23, returned to the Emirates, the Brazilian discovered that he was not in Arsene Wenger’s plans at the Emirates. He left, and is now thought to be signing a four-year deal with the Brazilian outfit saying their “good son” has returned to the club.

The Fluminense’official website had praised their former player for returning to the club, and said: “Five years later, the good son makes a return to become the new reinforcement of the Tricolor [Fluminense]. At 23, Wellington Silva has signed a four year deal and will wear the No 11 shirt…”

The Brazilian has expressed how happy he is after he joined his former team and thanked Fluminense for giving him a chance to return to the club this summer.

After he had returned to his homeland, Rio de Janeiro, he said: “I am very happy. I want to thank Fluminense for this opportunity after so long to go back, I’m eager to start. I am very anxious, really it is like the first time, my desire to return has always existed. When I learned that it was possible I was nervous for 10 days. I am very happy and I have no words to thank. Now I have to train and get on to the field as quickly as possible…”

Personally, I think Wenger is thinking of offloading some of his players ahead of the new season, and with the likes of Alex Iwobi, Alexis Sanchez and Joel Campbell vying for starting places, I think it would have been increasingly difficult for Silva to force his way anywhere near the first team.

Good luck to Wellington Silva, and good riddance to all of the beef and boot jokes.


Published: 20th July 2016

Author: Aje M.
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