Arsenal winger Wellington Silva has left the Gunners and rejoined Fluminense on 18 July, Monday. He joined the north London outfit from the Brazilian side in January 2010 and has left the club without making an appearance.
The 23-year-old spent the majority of his time away on loan as he was at Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria. Another loan spell at Bolton Wanderers in the 2015/16 season saw him make his way into the first team in England. On his return to the Emirates, the Brazil Under 21 international found out that he was not included in Arsene Wenger's plans at Arsenal.
Silva has left the Gunners and returned to the club where he developed as a player. He signed a four-year deal with Fluminense and the Brazilian side claims their "good son" has returned to the club.
A statement on Fluminense's official website read, "Five years later, the good son makes a return to become the new reinforcement of the Tricolor [Fluminense]. At 23, Wellington Silva has signed a four year deal and will wear the No 11 shirt."
Wenger is looking to offload a few of the fringe players and Silva was one of the players in the list. The winger has expressed his delight after rejoining Fluminense and thanked the club for giving him an opportunity to return this summer.
"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," Silva said.
"[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."