A player yet to make his senior debut for Arsenal has opened up in an interview.
The Gunners signed the Brazilian from Fluminense back in 2010 for a reported £3.5million, but now 22, he is yet to make his debut for Arsene Wenger’s side.
A string of loan spells followed his arrival at the Emirates Stadium, with Silva currently enjoying a season-long stint at Spanish side Almeria.
He has made 24 appearances for the La Liga club to date, providing five assists in that time, and now he has opened up on what he hopes the future will bring.
Asked if his goal is to make it in the Premier League, Silva said, “Yes, it’s a dream for me to play there. Arsenal is a great club.
“I think I am ready now. I learned a lot in Spain, including playing without the ball. If all goes well I’ll be out there next season.”
Silva arrived at Arsenal with a huge reputation, the latest in a long line of teenage Brazilians making waves in their homeland.
But he is yet to justify that praise and there is no denying some of his loan spells have been considerably more succesful than others.
He has looked far more promising this season, and it will be interesting to see if Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does give him the chances he craves.
With competition so tough he will have to step up if he wants to succeed where the likes of Joel Campbell have so recently failed.