Brazilian starlet 'dreams' of Arsenal move

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Arsenal signing Wellington Silva is confident he can make an impact at the Emirates.

The Samba starlet is set to join the Gunners permanently in January after a successful trial period in north London, with manager Arsene Wenger securing the player's signature immediately.

Currently a 17-year-old at Fluminese, Silva has agreed to join Arsenal when he turns 18. At that age, he's allowed to leave the club for a non-Brazilian side.

A junior international for Brazil U17s, the French manager has recently spoken to the player and he believes he can make an impact for the first team and not just the Academy.

"The experience in London was perfect," Silva told the Daily Mirror.

"I can now dream of playing in the Premier League and I don't think it will be hard for me to adapt. Arsene Wenger has spoken with me and has helped me with my work and training. I am really looking forward to this challenge. It's a great opportunity for me in my career."

Having already represented the Arsenal Reserve side during his trial period, Silva instantly made a statement of intent at the Emirates when appearing against Manchester United Reserves.

Arsenal are thought to have paid in the region of £3.5 million for the player, although it's unsure if Wenger was expecting an instant return from the youngster.

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