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Arsenal Could Be Stuck With One Of Their Flops After Deal Collapses

Arsenal Could Be Stuck With One Of Their Flops After Deal Collapses

He may have become a forgotten man at the Emirates stadium, given that his initial six year stint as an Arsenal player saw him play precisely zero seconds for the Gunners, but Wellington Silva may well be set for another stint in North London.

The Brazilian winger originally signed for the Gunners in 2010 before promptly being loaned out to Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Real Murcia and Almeria as he wasn't eligible to receive a work permit to play in the Premier League.

In 2015, now the proud owner of a UK work permit, Silva spent a season in the Championship with Bolton Wanderers, scoring two goals in 25 appearances. The 24-year-old would eventually be deemed surplus to requirements by Arsene Wenger and returned to boyhood club Fluminense, last summer on a four-year-deal.


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Wellington Silva
Wellington Silva

Wellington during his time with Bolton Wanderers. Image: PA

The deal taking Silva back to Brazil came with a buy-back clause which, following an impressive campaign back in his homeland, it appeared Arsenal had exercised, with the intention of selling the winger for a profit.

Bordeaux declared their interest in bringing the Fluminense winger to France and it was expected that the 24-year-old would become a Les Girondins player as he jetted in for a medical.

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However, the Ligue Un club tweeted from their official Twitter account this afternoon that the results of Silva's medical have caused them to decide against signing the winger, with the club citing 'medical confidentiality' in their post.


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There has been no official confirmation from Arsenal that Silva is their player again or not, although Fox Sports are reporting that the FA Cup holders have indeed agreed to bring the Brazilian back to North London.



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If the deal has in fact been agreed and Wellington is once again to be on the Gunners books, the club will be hoping they can find another suitor for the 24-year-old Brazilian before the transfer window closes.

Given that they've loaned him out six times already, Arsenal shouldn't find that too hard to do again.

(H/T Squawka)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Bordeaux, Football, Arsenal

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