Bolton’s caretaker boss, Jimmy Phillips, says that Wellington Silva has found the loan spell at the Championship club difficult.
The 23 year old Brazilian showed some flair and end product at times, but was unable to perform consistently enough as the beleaguered Trotters ended up in administration and relegated to League One.
It’s been a big culture change from Spain, which is where he’s played most of his football,” he said.
“There’s no doubting he has ability and skill on the ball. But where he fits into a team which is struggling at the wrong end of the table has been more his problem – which formation a manager plays him in.
“He’ll be going back to Arsenal with a bit more experience under his belt and hopefully that will do him good, but it has been difficult for him.”
It’s very difficult see him making it Arsenal at this point of his career – even bearing in mind the Francis Coquelin revival that surprised us all – and a move away from the club is the most likely outcome for him this summer.