The Next : Wellington Silva

I am fancy about this one, Arsenal Brazilian winger who already attracted Arsenal since 2008 but already forgotten like Ryo Miyaichi and Park-Chu-Young. Dubbed as the same as Neymar, he is at the same age too and even he is playing together in Brazil Under-17. He is 23 years old this year, and not yet makes any impact for Arsenal after 4 seasons getting loaned and playing under reserves. His tenacity, well technique, and fast paced already catching-eyed for every football fans all around the world. When he came here, he didn’t get any chance to play for first team because of England work permit and he must playing in Spai for getting his time. But what Arsenal get after waiting this long time, is it worth it?


We struggled with the Ox not performing well, Serge Gnabry didn’t get any chances under Tony Pulis and we just hoped that Joel Campbell can develop into Neymar this season without getting injured. Haha. I don’t mean to be so meanie about this, but if we need consistently playing and challenge the premier League and manage to playing big side without worries at least we had big trio too upfront for Arsenal. Statistics didn’t lie, Messi-Suarez-Neymar already contributed more than 150 goals for Barcelona and Bale, Benzema and Cristiano, Real Madrid trio spear if their skills not makes any defender shiver then their goals makes any moral opponent down.

I mean, we are big clubs then act like it,  Manchunian or Chelsea already had their, then we need something strong too for our next trio. I don’t count Walcott as right winger again as Giroud can manage being super sub whenever it comes and he proves that he performed well when being benched. So what’s left are Joel Campbell, The Ox, Alex Iwobi, Chuba Akpom, Jeff Rene-Adelaide and Wellington Silva.

Chuba Akpom waited long for his chance, Alex Iwobi already get his chance under his feet in several match this season, Jeff Rene already putting several brace for Under-21 and put his name in subs, the Ox struggling for his performance and Joel Campbell really playing his best already at this post being written. And then Mr. Wellington Silva who being loaned at Bolton and already performing really well under Neil Lennon in Championship side.

Wellington Silva Curriculum Vitae isn’t bad enough, after several loan at Real Murcia, Almeria and now Bolton Wanderers he ready became regulars and playing attractively in wings. He is very fast, high paced and skillful technique really knitted his way whenever he dribble into opposition area. He already playing with big clubs such as Real and Barcelona and got his Spanish passport for getting work permit at England. His experience on big league already there but his experience for England paced plays or kick and rush as we said that is not well enough. So Arsene already thinks that Wellington can fill in winger position on left or right for next season.

But this January is his chance to coming back too, Arsene looks like already bought Elneny but maybe got knocked out because of work permit terms. Joel and Ox are enough but we will get three busy schedule with 40 match waiting for us so fitting unexperienced side like Iwobi and Rene Adeleide would not good for those title fights. I prefer brings back Serge Gnabry or Wellington Silva for playing his chance to play on right wing at FA cup or EPL.


Wellington Silva. Bolton Wanderers. 2015

Rated 6.58 by Who Scored with 11 apps for Bolton, he already made 1 goal for them, 13 shots already with 6 off target and 5 getting on also he weak at passes with just 3 crosses on both wings. Well he is a truly dribbler with skillful technique but his physique and bad pass are not satisfying but at least he can give us choice which player can drives in, who visions good at pass and who manage on crossing very well. Wellington Silva really need adjustment with Premier League which so much different with Champioship, so bring him on 2-3 plays would be better for his development on squad too.

Neil Lennon of Bolton Wanderers is fans of him, and it’s good for his development but it won’t bad too if we bring him back sooner to EPL to giving depth on Arsenal squad before injury hitting us hard. But its all Arsene choice which title he focused on, or if he wanted to win it all, of course he need choose the depth of the squad or if he can maintain the squad fitness it would be the best. I loved how Wellington Silva playing on the field, but he rarely under Arsene touch, Henry or Pires yet on Arsenal training ground.. He will become something, i believe, you knew experienced tutor with experience on the field is the best duo combination for big player. so you can see what happens if you give him time too a little bit at Arsenal, it won’t be bad.

Anzala Ryanto as Author of this post and right now focused as freelance  sports journo on Indonesia, USA and UK.

Anzala Ryanto. @anzalariveris


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