Fluminense flop Wellington Silva gets ready for Arsenal

July 27, 2010 at 20:45 15 comments

Wellington Silva struggling at Fluminense

My post on Silva for FourFourTwo

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Sixth choice striker at his home club, Wellington Silva’s fall from grace has come as fast as his rise to fame. After making a name himself with Brazil’s under 17s, Silva now finds himself well down the pecking order at Fluminense. Since coach Muricy Ramalho arrived at the Laranjeiras, Silva has made just two appearances for the Rio side. Silva will join Arsenal when he turns 18 at the start of 2011. And there is hope for the youngster as by coincidence, current Arsenal player, Denílson, was also dropped by Ramalho just before the Gunners snatched him away from São Paulo.

With his chances at Fluminense now limited, Silva is expected to fly to London to spend a month training with Arsenal. “It’s great to be going back to England. It’ll be an excellent opportunity. I think it’s time to show what i can do and please the boss [Wenger]. I want to come to Arsenal and there’s nothing better for to [help me] acclimatise than being able to learn more about everyone at the club…” said the player.

For more on the player see:       Wellington Silva frozen out at Fluminense


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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. 7masters  |  July 27, 2010 at 21:01

    Maybe they do not want to spoil their chances with serious injuries? Frankly when a player sign for big club he would stop performing until he goes their it normal.

    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  July 27, 2010 at 21:12

      possibly. but Silva was in the first team after the deal with Arsenal went through. i watched him a few times this season and he really wasn’t very good.

      is he going to be one of these players who do well at U17 level but can’t step up? we’ll see.

      of course, he’s still only 17 and can still come good – and if anyone can get the best out of him it’s Wenger

  • 3. 7masters  |  July 27, 2010 at 21:20

    True, He seem relaxed with no real motivation to perform better once they secure contracts. Mind you if he goes with attitude he would go nowhere with Arsenal after two years it back to no mans land. But believe Arsenal are goner train to high level they tend to like raw product and turn it to something else. Even Denilson has performed better but English ls not suitable for him, Incidentaly when Arsenal played Barca he was very good.

    So i think he should be sold to La Liga since at Arsenal he is to lightweight in a team of players similar to him.

  • 4. davinho  |  July 28, 2010 at 08:49

    As a Spurs supporter, it’s hard for me to wish Wellington well. But as a person, let’s see him play well somewhere else. It’s up to him to get his act together. Last time I saw him on TV, he was pathetically uninvolved in the match.

  • 5. Karen Senoo  |  July 28, 2010 at 11:36

    After knowing Arsenal had signed Wellington I started to watch Fluminense’s games here. But to be honest didn’t see nothing espectacular from him. I trust Arsene and his judgements. Think it’ll be good for Wellington to spent 30 days training in London with the guys, To get to know his future mates as well as the language. Hope to see him soon at Emirates.

  • 6. sam  |  August 3, 2010 at 17:40

    wow people! the boy is only 17….
    why is it hard to figure out that fluminese dont want nothing to do with him anymore. as far as they are concerned he’s already an arsenal player. he’s not longer in their plan so no need to play him.

    • 7. pitacodogringo  |  August 3, 2010 at 18:18

      i’m not writing a 17-year-old off. there’s plenty of time for him to improve. but i saw Silva BEFORE the Arsenal deal went through and he wasn’t very good at all. and he was in the Fluminense first team AFTER Arsenal signed him but just couldn’t keep his place. Fluminense have him for at least another five months so it doesn’t make sense not to play him if he’s any good. Vasco were in a similar situation with philipe coutinho (in that the player was at Vasco but had been bought by Inter Milan) but Coutinho continued to play.

  • 8. sam  |  August 3, 2010 at 17:42

    i just hope arsenal could do something to keep him now instead of going back to brazil

  • 9. stefan  |  August 10, 2010 at 20:10

    “flop”…. and i thought it was just the english that do their best to kill their young talent. How can you judge a 16/17 year old so harshly?

    Haven’t see much of him recently but i heard he’s been really impressive for arsenal in pre season

  • 10. byker  |  August 26, 2010 at 17:37

    I agree with Sam, I think it’s a bit unfair to call 17 year old Wellington Silva a “Flop” Muricy is building a new team admittedly with old players.So what would be the point of playing and relying on Silva when he knows he’s off to Arsenal when he turns 18. He has the experience of Fred,Washington and Emerson ahead of him.
    Let’s see what Arsene Wenger can make of the lad after he’s beefed him up a bit and had a couple of years of getting used to the rough and tumble the English game..then you can better judge.

  • 11. ken  |  September 1, 2010 at 17:43

    bullshit blog mate

  • 12. Mufc  |  December 20, 2010 at 07:04

    I’m a united fan and our twin Brazilian brothers spoke about Wellington in a match program, they said he will be a huge player for brazil in the future and that in brazil the people see him as their new Ronaldo, they also said they wished united had Signed him, this was after he scored against us at old trafford for arsenal, he played very well. His not even played a game yet so shut your mouths, remember your legend Henry, he was 23 and playing shit, couldn’t score a goal for love or money, then wenger changed him, this boy is 17 and wenger fought hard to get him, I would trust his judgment on this one, he has power pace and his full of tricks, can also finish by the looks of things.

  • 13. Denis  |  December 25, 2010 at 13:53

    What kind of player is William (William Sales de Lima Sousa Junior) who is currently at Ponte Preta. Has anyone seen him play. He has scored 14 goals in 25 games this year and 11 Goals in 26 games with Avai in Serie A in 2009. He has scored more that 110 goals in around 230 lifetime games. However, he seems to move from team to team. He played for Brazil sometime ago and also for the U-20’s. No one seems to want him. I know he had a bad time in France and was good in Portugual. Can anyone tell me if there is something wrong with him. What are his strengths and weaknesses. Has anyone seen him live? Although having never seen him play, by looking at his goal scoring statistics, I just don’t understand why he is not in Serie A or with a big European team.

    • 14. pitacodogringo  |  December 27, 2010 at 13:42

      William’s heyday was at Santos around 2003. not sure why he’s never really established himself at another club since then. his scoring stats are reasonable in brazil, but he’s a little slow and i don’t think he’d cut it with a big side in europe – if you are able to see our coverage of the 2011 Campeonato Paulista, you may see him in action as we have a couple of Ponte Preta games coming up in January.

  • 15. Jay  |  October 3, 2011 at 11:51

    Wellington Silva is going to be a legend, I just wish he signed for one of the main La Liga sides because I don’t think his style of play suits English football. Wenger will have him out on loan for quite a few years and he’ll never really get to settle in anywhere, may be a loan to the Eredivisie would be good for him to get playing time.


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