No no, not Denilson, I’ve got more chance of getting called up for Brazil than he has but our young 18-year-old Wellington Silva has been called up to represent his country at the relevant age group.
Now this kid has been in the papers recently, apparently he’s been given a rollicking by his current manager and he’s been told to cut out all the tweeting and chomping on Pizzas. Well, he’s a kid, he’s just eighteen and tweeting and eating naughty but nice foods is all part of growing up isn’t it?
I say let him get it out of his system, leave him be and let him grow up, he’ll soon learn that if he wants to make it he needs to keep an eye on what he eats, he certainly will if he has the right attitude long-term and wants to be a winner.
Maybe he knows that Wenger wouldn’t take too kindly on his eating habits so he’s getting away with while he can.
Regardless of his chooses to munch on, the Under 18 International Manager for Brazil thinks he’s good enough to play for his country and he’s been called up to represent them in the up and coming Mediterranean International Cup.
We are crying out for a winger and in Wellington we have just that and add the young Ryo to the equation, we may just have what we are looking for – obviously we need them both to obtain a Visa first.
Wellington first came to attention of Arsenal when he played in the Nike premier cup in Manchester in August 2008 – he helped his side win the competition and got presented with the player of the tournament award. He scored the first goal in the final and he is described as being gifted with a ‘fantastic turn of pace’ as well as being a ‘fantastic dribbler’.
In January 2010 Wellington played for us in a ‘behind closed doors’ friendly match against Dagenham and Redbridge, he scored two goals and set up a third, after 70 minutes he came off. Ok, it was only D&R but we have played a few sides this year who sit a long way below us in the league but could we find the back of the net? No, we created the chances didn’t we but failed to convert them.
Wellington was set to join us in the following transfer window, January 2011 on a ‘Special Talent Visa’, but, and typical of the ‘Arsenal hating FA’, they changed their mind and backtracked on their original decision. (Bastards!!)
The result of all that was our young Brazilian was loaned out to Spanish La Liga side Levante. How long he is there for now is anyone’s guess…
Wenger has not signed many Brazilians, we’ve had Edu and Gilberto who I thought were quality signings, then he signed you know who, so the question now on everyone’s mind is, will he prove in time to be a future Brazilian great, or will he be just another Denilson…..?
Wenger believes ‘Wellington is a raw talent who is ready to play at the top-level despite his age – he has quick feet, he’s very fast and has great skill with the ball. He is known for his fantastic dribbling and finishing’.
He also says he will be a big part of Arsenals future and his career will flourish once he gets his Visa and plays for us.
This move will change his life – we have some of the best young talents there is and our scouts have worked very hard for Wellington and Ryo Miyaichi because they were being chased by many clubs; Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan,Etc. But they chose Arsenal.
So, regardless of what is going on at Levante, Wellington looks to be a bright prospect and by the time he joins us he’ll probably be 19 years old – let’s hope that if he is good enough, he’s given a chance….
Hasn’t Jack Wilshere proved that age matters not, after all he’s one of a few who can be proud of his performances this season….
Finally, Arsene Wenger has signed a centre half, he’s a fifteen year old kid from Hertha Berlin, he’s already 6′ 2″ tall and described as being ‘dynamic, strong and good in one-on-ones.’!! Shame he’s not ten years older!!
That’s it from me for today, have a good one all…..