Arsenal's Wellington Silva agrees to join Bolton on loan

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Arsenal have come to an agreement with Bolton Wanderers over a season-long loan deal for Wellington Silva, reports ESPN.

The Brazilian has also agreed a contract extension with the Gunners and is set to spend his first season in English football since joining the club in 2011.

Wellington has been learning his trade in the in Spain for the last five seasons, spending time with Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria.


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Having earned duel citizenship last year, Wellington finally qualified for a work permit and was eligible to join Arsene Wenger's first-team squad.

However, the 22-year-old has not done enough during pre-season to impress the Arsenal boss, but will finally have the chance to prove his credentials closer to home after agreeing a deal with the Trotters.

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Before he was allowed to join the Championship club, Arsenal required Wellington to extend his contract. His previous deal was due to expire in 2016, allowing him to leave for next to nothing next summer.

Wellington could make his first appearance for his new team in tonight's game against MK Dons. It will also be his first competitive game in England.

Rejected offers

It was reported today that Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin had seen their loan offer for Wellington rejected.

Wenger was determined to keep the Brazilian youth international in England to allow him to adapt to the rigours of the English game.

Even if he manages to impress at the Macron Stadium, Wellington still faces a tough task breaking into an Arsenal team littered with stars like Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott.

Arsenal fans, do you think Wellington will make it in the Wenger’s first-team? Let us know in the comments box below. 

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