Wellington Silva has revealed that Arsenal are keeping a close eye on him during his loan spell at Spanish second division club, SD Ponferradina.
After difficult spells with Levante and Alcoyano, the youngster is finding it tough going again and has only made three substitute appearances this season for his new club.
However, he says he’s patient and will wait for his chance, while revealing Arsenal have scouts in place to report back on his progress.
“I have to wait because the team is playing very well,” he told AS ,”but I’m here to help. I want to play, like everyone else, but I am calm and have been working hard from day one to have a chance. Who plays is the coach’s decision.”
When asked if he had contact with Arsenal, he said, “Every week. In addition, the club has scouts concerned with my workouts or if I’m missing something.”
At the moment he’s missing playing time more than anything else but the Brazilian is hoping his versatility up front will change that.
“I’m a striker,” he said, “but I like to play on the left. I’m ready to go where the coach wants. I’m not very big, but with the ball at my feet I can do many things and that’s the best attribute I have.”
There’s still plenty of time left this season, but unless he starts making a serious impact, Wellington could well be given the boot by Arsenal.
Good luck to him.