Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wellington Silva joins Bolton on loan

For the fifth successive time since his original signing in 2011, Arsenal have given Wellington the boot and sent the Brazilian forward out on loan.

This time, however, there’s a difference as he’s staying in England and will spend the season with Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

The 22 year old can play in England due to the Spanish passport he gained having completed loan spells at Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almería in La Liga and the Spanish Segunda.

Earlier in the year he expressed his desire to play in England, rather than abroad, saying, “I would like to play in England now, even if it isn’t for Arsenal, because I would like to learn more about the playing style there and get used to the league and the colder climate.

“Of course, I want to be with Arsenal, but if I must be loaned again, I have no problem with that.”

So, a year with Neil Lennon’s promotion chasing side should give us a real measure of where he is, but it’s rare that a 22 year old loaned to the Championship having never played a first team game of any stripe for Arsenal can be said to have a long-term future with the club.

Maybe he can become Coquelin V2, good luck to him at the Reebok Macron Stadium.

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Eternal loanee


“Forever on loan”?


Forever a loan?




I believe the club has extended his (or given him a new) contract prior to this deal. There’s still optimism within the club that he could well prove to be a good player. He has the technical ability and necessary physical requirements, he just needs to develop his mental game really, in particular his decision making, bravery and aggression.

What better place for that than the Championship?

Good luck, (beef) Wellington (Gilberto) Silva.


Welloanton Silva.

just telling it like it is

Why are we loaning gibbs?


Surely you mean the Ox…

chippy's chip

Ok which one of you is andre mariner???


I was actually looking out for the line “gets the boot” once I saw the headline.

Too easy Blogs. Too easy

Nigerian Kanu

Happy for him. This is progress.its never easy for foreigners. Look at Joel Campbell. When are we loaning him?


Wow the loan book is still out

Petit's Handbag

One of our longer serving players surely?

Scott P

One of the ‘longer serving’… But has still never ‘served’ our club

Merlin's Panini

Interesting one this. I’m glad we can finally keep a proper eye on him. I might actually start tuning in to the Football League show more often now we have Akpom, Wellington, Martinez, Toral etc all at Football League clubs.


Good luck to him.


glad to see cloning program coming along nicely- him and gibbs supplement ox, gnabry and coq

Mesut Ohno

Yeah just like Wilshere, Ramsey, Koscielny, Giroud all look the same.


The player that could possibly be Coquelin Version 2 is Campbell. Still very much on the periphery.


Should be easier to keep tabs on him this season. Soon to be known as Silva-dinho, I hope.

Andy Mack

The problem is that it’s becoming more difficult for any of the top teams to give their youngsters any competitive game time. We have nearly enough senior players that don’t get enough 1st team time, to fill the TinPot Cup team (assuming we don’t continue with the horrendous injury list we’ve had in the past) so only a couple of the ‘kids’ stand any chance of being blooded in that competition this season. It’s the same for every one of the top 4/5 teams and not much difference in the next 4/5 teams. Hopefully he’ll get the game-time that will… Read more »


If the Wellington can do well for us on loan, I’d gladly welcome him to Arsenal to force his way into our team (stranger things have happened).

Football is a game of luck besides talent, as we know. Coq 2.0, bring him on!


I see a kindred spirit in Wellington Silva, a fellow pizza enthusiast


Cant fault his attitude. Good luck to him


Oh no! Whatever are we gonna do without him!

J Bird

There is no way that Bolton are a “promotion chasing side” this season. They’ll do well just to stay up.

Coldblooded Arse

Well, I suppose every loan has a Silva lining. Or something.


He’s got bags of potential he needs to learn not to rush his final decisions and have a more efficient final product he’s got a very solid defensive game for a very attacking minded player just like Sanchez and has lots of tricks up his sleeve he can easily be our best dribbler if he can learn to be more efficient going forward and connecting consistently with his final pass cross and shots on target he’ll can be the next sterling hazard or even Sanchez he does have a very good work rate. I look forward to seeing him play… Read more »


I hope so

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