Official: Arsenal finally confirm midfielder move

Wellington Silva

Arsenal have confirmed that Wellington Silva will re-join his boyhood club Fluminense this summer, as per the official website.

The youngster joined the Gunners in 2010, but failed to obtain a work permit and was forced to spend time on loan in Spain with Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria.

He was finally given the work permit last year and was part of Arsenal’s preseason training before the beginning of last season. He trained with other Arsenal players and was eagerly waiting to make his much awaited Arsenal debut.

Since the first team was overcrowded with players who can play out wide,  Wenger had to make other plans for Silva. He kept waiting patiently for his chance but in mid-August, he was sent on loan to Championship side Bolton Wanderers by Wenger to gain experience in English football in which he scored 2 goals making 2appearanceses for the English side.


The North London club posted a message wishing Silva well for his future endeavours. It read:

Brazilian forward Wellington Silva has rejoined his boyhood club Fluminense in a permanent deal.

Wellington, who signed for us from the Rio de Janeiro side in 2010, spent last season on loan with Bolton Wanderers.

He had previously gained experience in Spain with Almeria, Real Murcia, Ponferradina, Alcoyano and Levante.

We would like to wish Wellington well for his return to Fluminense.

He returned  to the Emirates stadium for a new 2016/17 season only to find that a plethora of wide players stood between him and his first team chance.

Moving back to Brazil might be best for both his club and international career. Fluminense are the club where he started his football career, and so by moving back, he would get a chance to revive his career, and prove to the world just what an exceptional talent we all believe he really is.

As someone who is familiar with his skills and more importantly, his potential at the top level, I don’t wish to see him go. But considering his future, it might just be the right decision. We wish him all the good for his future.

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