Wellington Silva provided a memorable assist in Keith Lasley’s testimonial between Motherwell and Bolton.
Arsene Wenger promised Bolton fans that they would be impressed by loan signing Wellington Silva and the Brazilian certainly put on a show for the Trotters.
Following the completion of his move to the Macron Stadium, the Arsenal manager spoke in glowing terms about the forward.
“He’s a creative, tricky, quick player,” he told Arsenal.com.
“He’s absolutely stunning to watch and I believe Bolton will be surprised by his quality.”
But despite featuring twice for Bolton in the Championship already this season, the South American has so far failed to hit top gear.
That all changed this weekend though with Wellington putting in quite a show during a testimonial match for Motherwell midfielder Keith Lasley.
Part of the Bolton team selected to play in the friendly encounter, the game gave the Brazilian a fantastic opportunity to show what he can do with the pressure off.
Wellington didn’t disappoint either, with this fine run and cross laying on an easy goal on for veteran forward Emile Heskey.
Wellington is eligible to play in England having received a Spanish passport in April 2015.
Capable of also playing as a second striker, the 22-year-old’s efforts will have encouraged manager Neil Lennon ahead of the weekend action.
Bolton have yet to pick up a win in the Championship and have already been dumped out of the League Cup by Burton.
With Wellington in this kind of form, however, that could soon change.