The scene has been set for the emergence of a new superstar to win the hearts and minds of all those at the Emirates. Thierry Henry has long since departed Arsenal, and the chasm left by the French mans exit has never really been filled. However, hype now surrounds young Brazilian wonderkid Wellington Silva.
Wellington Silva signed for Arsenal on 31 December 2009 with the view of finally joining up with the North London club after his 18th birthday. At 17 years of age and currently plying his trade for Brazilian Serie A side Fluminense, Silva is showing signs of inconsistency but this is all part and parcel of a young man’s early career as he attempts to get to grips with the modern game.
This said Wellington Silva has previously shown exactly what he can do and is widely being tipped as the man to fill the boots of Thierry Henry when he eventually arrives at Arsenal. Having already spent a month at Arsenal acclimatising to his prospective surroundings the young Brazilian has already impressed Gunners manager Arsene Wenger so much that that “he’s going to fast track him into the Arsenal first team squad in January.” Check out this clip just to see how good this young Brazilian is!
With the talent that Wellington Silva possess’ there is no surprise that he is being compared to former fan favourite Thierry Henry. However, at a closer look there seem to be vast similarities between the two. Wellington Silva has the ability to play in the wider positions or down the middle creating havoc for any defence that dare stand in his way, much like his predecessor. There is also no secret that Wellington has two good feet and when partnered with his blistering pace his efforts will capture the crowd’s attention evolving him into a fan favourite, much like his predecessor. And the similarities don’t stop here!
So much promise currently surrounds this Brazilian wonderkid and it would not be out of the question for this potential superstar to fall by the way side like so many others before him. Yet with Arsene Wenger his mentor I have high hopes for the boy. With Wenger’s track record of finding and developing young talent it would seem that the chances of Wellington Silva becoming the superstar that Thierry Henry was are incredibly strong.
So what do we reckon?
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