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Transfer news: Wellington Silva reluctant to discuss Arsenal future

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Image: Wellington Silva: Spanish passport means he can now play for Arsenal

Wellington Silva is reluctant to discuss what the future holds for him at Arsenal, with his focus locked on the present.

The highly-rated Brazilian winger has been on the books at Emirates Stadium since 2011, but is yet to make a competitive appearance due to work permit issues.

Instead, the 21-year-old has been forced to take in a succession of loan spells.

In the last three years, Silva has spent time with Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina and Murcia and is currently back in Spain with Almeria.

It could be that the 2014/15 campaign is his last away from north London, with the granting of a Spanish passport finally freeing him to kick-start his career in England.

Silva is, however, unaware of what Arsene Wenger has planned for him and is looking to focus his energy on his efforts in La Liga.

He told AS on receiving the relevant paperwork that will allow him to play in the Premier League: "It is very important for me.

"I could go back to Arsenal next season if Wenger wants me to.

"But I am not going to worry about my future and my only desire right now is to help Almeria preserve their La Liga status. At this moment, I am focused on the present."

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