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DONE DEAL: Wellington Silva leaves Arsenal for Fluminense return

Wellington Silva has completed his move back to former club Fluminense.

The 23-year-old winger has signed a four-year contract with the Brazilian club where he returns having spent the past six years on the books at Arsenal.

During his time contracted with the Gunners, Wellington enjoy loan spells in Spain with Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria, before spending last season with Bolton Wanderers.

The first five years were spent in Spain due to the fact he could not obtain a work permit for the UK.

Wellington returns to his home city of Rio de Janeiro having failed to make a senior appearance for Arsenal.

He said: "I am very happy. I want to thank Fluminense for this opportunity after so long to go back, I'm eager to start. I am very anxious, really it is like the first time.

"[My] Desire to return has always existed. When I learned that it was possible I was nervous for 10 days. I am very happy and I have no words to thank. Now I have to train and get on to the field as quickly as possible."

Translation: 'Desire to make history in these four years in which I have the honor of defending the three colours that reflect tradition'

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