Brazilian starlet Wellington Silva has returned to England as he prepares to sign for the Gunners.

The 17-year-old is set to sign on the dotted line on January 6th, the date of his 18th birthday. That will finally put an end to his continued 'trial' period with Arsenal, and secure the signature for Arsene Wenger.

Young Guns reports that the player has fallen out of favour at Fluminese, his current club, and so will not return their after arriving for the third part of his 'adaption period' with Arsenal earlier in the month.

The Gunners came to an agreement with the Rio based club in December 2009 with regards to his future transfer to the Emirates, and the South American starlet has featured in reserve and behind-closed-door fixtures already for Arsenal. He scored in a reserve clash against Manchester United.

A Brazilian U17 international, Wellington has played 11 times for his country at junior level and scored 5 times for the samba boys. It was this form that alerted Arsenal to the player's massive potential.

A 'special talent' work visa has already been granted for the player, and Arsenal fans can expect to see the player at reserve and youth team level, as Steve Bould is tip to feature the player in his FA Youth Cup sides.

The player could return home at some stage for family reasons, but Arsenal are close to finally having the player at their permanent disposal.

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