Date: 19th February 2016 at 3:11pm
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Wellington Silva has been outlined as the One to Watch this weekend

Name: Wellington Silva

Date of birth: 06.01.1993

Clubs: Fluminese, Arsenal, Levante (L), Alcoyano (L), Ponferradina (L), Murcia (L), Almeria (L), Bolton (L).

Appearances (goals): 155 (11)

After officially signing for Arsenal for a reported fee of around £3.5 million in January 2011 from Brazilian club Fluminese, it took just shy of four and a half years and numerous loan spells in Spain before Wellington Silva was eligible to play for Arsene Wenger`s men.

In the month prior to his protracted transfer, the North London club saw their work permit application for the attacker denied, preventing him from playing in England, and forcing the club to look to Europe to assist with his development until the situation was resolved.

Almost immediately after putting pen to paper with the Gunners, Wellington was loaned to La Liga side Levante, initially until the end of the campaign, and after two appearances from the bench, a further season-long loan deal was agreed with the Spanish side for the 2011/2012 campaign.

It proved a difficult time for the youngster, who was recalled by the Gunners the following January, having failed to make a single appearance for Levante during his second spell.

A move to the Spanish Segunda followed shortly after, as he joined Alcoyano for the remainder of the season, making 16 appearances and scoring three goals as the side were relegated.

Wellington remained in the Spanish second tier for the 2012/2013 campaign, joining up with Ponferradina for yet another loan spell. The Brazilian notched three goals in 20 substitute appearances for the side as they just missed out on a play-off spot on head-to-head results.

It was at Murcia the following season where Wellington really began to get some significant game time, featuring 38 times and scoring three times as the club finished fourth in the Spanish Segunda, but were relegated at the end of the campaign owing to administrative issues.

A final loan spell in Spain was confirmed for the 2014/2015 campaign, as Wellington joined La Liga side Almeria, where he made 31 league appearances for the club, but was unable to help them avoid relegation from the top flight.

It was during his spell with Almeria that Wellington finally became eligible to play for his parent club, having been issued with a Spanish passport in April last year, allowing him to work in the UK under EU legislation.

To get the then 22-year-old acclimatised to English football, Wenger agreed to a season-long loan move to Bolton last summer, in what has been a difficult time for the club both on and off the field owing to serious financial issues.

Wellington has turned out 20 times in all competitions so far for Neil Lennon`s side, bagging two goals in along the way, including one at Loftus Road back in October.
Having been brought on with just over 10 minutes remaining, he looked to have secured a point for the Trotters as he levelled the scores at 3-3 on 85 minutes, before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas` winner with the last kick of the game.

With Paul Konchesky and James Perch struggling up against opponents with pace this season, Wellington could cause trouble down either flank, and Matt Phillips and Junior Hoilett will have to ensure they provide sufficient defensive cover for their full-backs to cope with his threat.