Wellington Silva has confirmed he is ready to play for Arsenal.
Wellington Silva has told media in Brazil that he is now ready to represent Arsenal after originally signing for them in January 2011.
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After coming through the ranks at Brazilian giants Fluminense he joined Arsenal four years ago, but an admin problem has meant he’s been unable to play for them.
“When I arrived, I was barely 16 years old and it was impossible to get the papers. At the beginning I was told it would take 2 years for the papers but I finally had to wait 4 years .. But now it’s done. In July I could finally get a chance to play in England.” he told SambaFoot.
“We have not had much contact [with Arsenal]. My agent certainly has had more contact. I think they follow all my matches. My contract is coming to an end, I hope we will continue. I think they are happy with my progress in Spain, Almeria is in a complicated situation, but we will fight to stay up. I heard Arsenal enjoyed my work in Spain”, he added.
If Silva can play for Arsenal it would be a coup for Wenger – since signing he’s become one of Brazil’s best young players, getting an international call up in late 2014.