Arsenal's Brazilian prospect Wellington Silva confirms major breakthrough imminent

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Five years since he signed for Arsenal, Wellington Silva's chances of playing for the Gunners are to receive a huge boost thanks to an EU passport.

Arsenal signed Wellington Silva from Fluminense back in 2010, but he remains an enigma.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has yet to play a game for the Gunners, sent out on a variety of loans.

The main reason for this has been due to the lack of a work permit, but this is soon to cease becoming an issue.

Speaking to Brazilian newspaper GloboEsporte, Wellington has confirmed he is close to securing an EU passport.

He revealed in an interview: "It was not as I expected, but things are starting to move finally. It was tough enough, but now with the passport I can have a chance to return to Arsenal.

"Doors will open form me at any country in Europe. Now I have more people watching, including Arsenal itself. It's all moving.

"I'm very excited for the passport arriving soon. In two months it is ready, and the options become greater. I am very happy that things are starting to move."

Whether his future lies at Arsenal or not, this is a major breakthrough for the youngster's career. He is close to securing a Spanish passport after entering his fifth year living in the country. He now has to prove he is good enough.

He is currently on loan at Almeira, and is playing for the first time in La Liga, making four starts so far this season. Wellington Silva has a contract with Arsenal until the year 2017.

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