Wellington Silva
Wellington Silva in a rare appearance in an Arsenal shirt in a 2013 friendlyGetty

Arsenal loanee Wellington Silva has claimed he is looking forward to having a chance to prove his worth at the Emirates Stadium next season, along with sharing a dressing room with the likes of Santi Cazorla – who is his favourite Gunners star.

The 22-year-old Brazilian forward join the north London club in 2011 after impressing at Fluminense's youth side but has since unable to play at Arsenal due to work permit complications.

After a succession of loan spells in Spain – at Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina and Murcia – he is currently on loan at Almeria where he has started 15 La Liga games, providing four assists.

The Brazilian is already free to return to Arsenal after getting a Spanish passport and he does not hesitate to express his intention to finally have a chance to play with the Gunners.

"Yes, it's a dream for me to play there. Arsenal is a great club. Unfortunately this was not possible because of these administrative concerns. But I think I'm 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 said to Sambafoot.

Silva believes working alongside Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will help him to keep progressing.

"I did not have much training with the professional team but the player who most impressed me is Cazorla. Ozil is also an excellent player. Alexis Sanchez and Chamberlain are also impressive although I've never trained with them," he said.

"They have characteristics similar to mine: speed and technicality. I hope when I get back, they also help me."

The Brazilian winger has also had words of praise for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger but when asked whether he keeps in contact with the Gunners, he said: "We have not had much contact.

"My agent certainly has had more contact. I think they follow all my matches. My contract is coming to an end, I hope we will continue. I think they are happy with my progress in Spain, Almeria is in a complicated situation, but we will fight to stay up. I heard Arsenal enjoyed my work in Spain so."

"Wenger is a great person, it's been 20 years at the club. He gives a chance to everyone, he discusses a lot individually. With him, I can be confident, there is no difference between great players and younger players. I hope to learn a lot with him."