Arsenal winger leaves for Fluminense

A Brazilian winger, Wellington Silva, has left Arsenal and proceeded to join Fluminense. The transfer news were confirmed by the Brazilian club on their official twitter account.

Silva joined the Gunners in 2010 but he failed to get a work permit that prevented him from playing for Arsenal. Instead, he spent time on loan in Spain with Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria.

He was subsequently sent out on loan to Bolton Wanderers, where he did make a decent impression, having made 22 appearances and scored two goals.

Later in 2015-16 season he received his work permit to play for the Gunners but he could not make his way into the first team plans of Arsene Wenger.

“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,” he said as quoted by ESPN.

“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.”



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