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Wellington Silva – Can He Become A Big Star?

Wellington was born in the most violent part of Rio de Janeiro, the Complexo do Alemão which was conquered by the police and the Brazilian army recently. He had a poor childhood and started to play football for the Fluminense youth side, the best in Brazil. He had it as his way out of the crime he used to see in his neighbourhood.

He soon started to became the star of the squad coached by Marcelo Veiga and attracted the eyes of several clubs around the world. His top form occurred when he played in the Manchester Premier Cup in 2008 as he had an amazing competition coming back to Brazil with the title.

Everything was rosy when he was at the Fluminense youth team, he was by far the biggest gem in Brazil, even bigger than Neymar. Everyone was talking about him, but when he started practice with the professional squad he had some problems of indiscipline with Muricy as he wasn’t playing. Furthermore, he was accused of being lazy as he had signed for Arsenal already. So Muricy didn’t even give him a place on the bench and it affected his development. That’s when Arsenal decided to take him to London.

In my opinion we have BIG potential in our hands, but we have to treat him the right way in order for him to be a great player.What can get in the way of his career is his behaviour as players that have behaviour problems are tagged as “badboys”. Then anything wrong turns into a crime, but i think Wenger can deal with him very well and Arsenal was the best choice for his development. He came from the same youth system as Fabio, Rafael and Thiago Silva but he impressed more the coach staff more than the Milan and Man United players.

Written By Gabriel Eckhardt


Posted by on July 18, 2011 in Players


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Contributors Post: A Gooner Gotta Dream!

Every time the footballing season comes to an end, it signals the start of transfer rumors. As usual, it is annoying for us gooners. How so u ask?

Well it’s because there are more news on players linked away from our club than those linked to us. Yes, we’ve already signed Carl Jenkinson, which is a great thing for the club’s future, as he is a young, talented, tall player. Mind you, most importantly he is English and a big gooner. We know whenever he takes the pitch he will give his all, at the moment we don’t have many of such players.

What is annoying me more is, the uncertainty of players like Nasri and Clichy, who have got just one year to go in their contract and Cesc Fabregas’s eventual return to Barcelona. To be honest, I would love if Wenger resolves Nasri’s situation soon, I seriously can’t stand united fans drooling over our French gunner.

Does Nasri deserve the wages he is asking for? Well, considering the rest of the stars at arsenal will be paid less than him, then no. He at least deserves an wage increase, we can’t loose him, and certainly not to united, it will just be disastrous. He has been fantastic this season, a little bit inconsistent but he single handedly won us games, we should keep him, we should keep our main stars.

On the other hand, Fabregas’s situation is inevitable; he will leave us sooner or later. I think by now Arsenal fans around the world have accepted that. Personally I would love it if Wenger kept him for one more season, buy well established players and aim higher next season so that we will be able to give Cesc a proper send off by winning trophies. We at least owe him that after all he has done for us.

We have to remember, transfer windows barely fulfill our expectations so it’s safe if we don’t dream big. We are used to it after all. But I feel it’s going to be different this time, this window seem different, and Wenger is under huge pressure to spend. He actually was ready to pay big for united bound Jones, that sure states intent.

Now that Carl is our first signing, we expect few more to follow. If the rumors in the papers are anything to go by, we will be signing Gervinho next week and we are in talks to sign both Samba and Cahill. Even so, we still need a DM and CF. I say sell, Nicky, Denilson, Diaby, Almunia, Clichy, Eboue and Buy De Rossi, Baines and Benzima.

Just imagine what Arsenal could be with such a strong team and it just get stronger if u take a look at the reserve team, we have Miyaichi, Wellington Silva, Lansbury, JET, Miquel and whole lot of young guns who are ready to fight for a place.

I know am just setting myself for a disappointment for dreaming big, But a gooner gotta dream, right?!

Hang in there beautiful gooners, glory day will be hear soon!

I leave u with a pic of our new recruit and a die hard gooner.

Written by Alias Astur – I’m new on the site, check out the ‘About’ tab to find out more about me.


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