Dazzling South American Star Announces He Will Play For Arsenal.

 Wellington Silva reveals he will be eligible to play for Arsenal.

Wellington Silva reveals he will be eligible to play for Arsenal.

After close to four years since he was signed by Arsenal, Brazilian starlet Wellington Silva may now be set to finally fulfill his Arsenal future come January 2015.

Silva was signed in 2011 as a 16 year old from Fluminese for about £3.5 million, but after featuring in some reserves games, he could not be allowed to make the step up into the first team as his ‘Special Talent Visa’ was withdrawn, thereby prompting the need for him to obtain a work permit. He consequently had to be sent out on various loan spells in Spain, especially with clubs in the Segunda Division, to gain some experience as well as obtain a Spanish passport.

It had been reported last December that the 21 year old Silva would be able to play in the 2014/2015 season and that now seems to be on the cards as the player himself has now confirmed he’d have obtained all necessary documents for a passport by January, which will mean he won’t have to get a work permit in England anymore.

“It was not as I expected , but things are starting to move again” Silva said.

“It was tough enough, but now with the passport I can have a chance to return to Arsenal”

Silva’s situation would remind many of Joel Campbell who has had to go through a similar route before finally making his Arsenal debut after an impressive World Cup this summer. Unlike the Costa Rican, though, Silva has yet to really catch the eye with any performances to keep Gooners expectant of his return as Almeria is the biggest of his loan clubs. We saw Campbell shine with Olympiacos in the Champions League last season, as well as with Jorge Luis Pinto’s side in the World Cup in Brasil, where he scored, gave an assist and was among the most impressive youngsters of the tournament.

This may lead to Wenger having to send Silva on one or more loan spells to clubs, perhaps in the Championship or lower, where the searchlight will be beamed on him. He may want to take a cue from Benik Afobe who has gone to MK Dons and is making a name for himself. Afobe has been the most impressive Arsenal loanee this season, scoring goal after goal on a weekly basis. Now into double figures for the season, the 21-year old has certainly made a case for him to be recalled even as early as January.

While Wenger keeps his eyes on another Brasilian in Benfica’s Talisca, Silva will be a welcome re-addition to the squad with the exciting prospect of what the samba boys can bring to the table. His transfer fee, for an unknown teenager, was huge and so quite a significant lot will be expected from him when he finally arrives next year. For now, all he could do is keep putting in his best over there in Andalucia while hoping that the processes do not suffer any set-backs.

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    henry root

    “Dazzling” South American star???? Where do you get this from? He cant hold down a place in a mediocre La Liga side. He has had four seasons in Spain and done nothing. Please be realistic in the terms you use

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      Emmanuel

      Prior to his signing at Arsenal. Silva Had shown great talent even as a 16-year-old. And Frankly speaking, i wouldn’t judge the young lad until he’s had a go at an English Championship side for a full season. Until then my friend you cannot judge him so harshly.

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    Kharadonha

    I am impressed by Wellington Silva’s recent displays for UD Almeira in La Liga. The boy is enjoying his time in Spain this time around and the way he is tormenting the defenders I can see a huge change in his game. taking into account the problems he had before but it seems as if he has over come those difficulties and realises that he is a football player that has to play football any where in the world. Arsenal have one of the best forwards in him for the future but if Arsene Wenger is still around then the player might as well go play somewhere as The Le Professori prefares French Players and German internationals whom I think are useless in my view. Why Campbell is not starting games is beyond me and some Arsenal fans. The boy must think twice if he wants to further his career coz at Arsenal he won’t get those chances. I loved him since the first day I watched him play in U17 World Cup and since then he had decided he wants to play football.

    Arsenal FC must allow Usmanov to be part of this team and ask Kroenke to sell his shares, the guy and Wenger together with this stupid Gazidis are killing the team softly.

    Gunner till the day I die
    Kharadonha

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