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Arsenal striker facing alleged match-fixing ban

Arsenal striker Wellington Silva is facing an alleged match-fixing ban.

The Daily Mail says Wellington Silva, a 21-year-old Brazilian who joined them almost five years ago but is yet to play a game because of work permit issues, is among players facing bans from football if allegations of match-fixing in Spain are proved in court.

Silva, a winger, joined from Fluminese for around £3.5m in January 2010, and played in the reserves that summer but did not get a 'special talent visa' as anticipated. He has been out on loan at a succession of Spanish clubs ever since and is currently at Almeria. He was on loan at Levante in May 2011 when he played for them in a 2-1 end-of-season defeat to Real Zaragoza - a match now at the centre of major match-fix case.

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