OFFICIAL: Wellington Silva leaves Arsenal for Fluminense

The 23-year-old leaves the Gunners having failed to make a single appearance, his spell with the Premier League giants pockmarked by loans due to a missing work permit

Wellington Silva has rejoined Fluminese after failing to make a single competitive appearance for Arsenal, it has been confirmed.

The 23-year-old joins the Brazilian side after spending six turbulent years with the Gunners.

Silva was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2010 but did not receive his work permit to play in England until last season, with the attacker spending time on loan at Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria before joining Bolton Wanderers after claiming his permit.

However, he has now decided to bring his time in Europe to an end, electing to return to the club he joined as an 11-year-old.

"I am very happy. I want to thank Fluminense for this opportunity after so long to go back, I'm eager to start. I am very anxious, really it is like the first time.

"[My] Desire to return has always existed. When I learned that it was possible I was nervous for 10 days. 

"I am very happy and I have no words to thank. Now I have to train and get on to the field as quickly as possible."