Arsenal striker Wellington Silva will not be seen at the Emirates for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
According to the Daily Star, the 22-year-old striker will spend the rest of the year with Bolton Wanderers after agreeing to a loan deal with the Championship side.
“Bolton Wanderers are pleased to confirm the signing of Wellington Silva on a season-long loan deal,” the team announced in a statement.
Silva has been a part of the Brazil Under-21 squad twice, and he has spent the last four years on various loan deals in Spain.
Although the Brazilian joined Arsenal in 2011, he has yet to make a single Premier League appearance.
However, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has high hopes for young attacker.
“He’s a creative, tricky, quick player. He’s absolutely stunning to watch and I believe Bolton will be surprised by his quality,” Wenger said.
Arsenal seems to have Silva in their long-term plans, judging by the Gunners boss’ comments.
Wenger will be hoping Silva progresses rapidly during his stint at Bolton, as Arsenal are in dire need to increase its depth in the front third.
The Gunner have been linked with moves for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani this summer as the North London club looks to take the fight to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title.
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