Wellington Silva is ready to play for Arsenal but is wanted by 'two clubs in England'

Wellington Silva said he is hopeful he can finally play for Arsenal after a four-year wait and time spent on loan for five different Spanish sides, but acknowledged that he has offers from two other Premier League clubs as well.

Wellington, 22, signed for the Gunners from Fluminense in 2011 but has been unable to feature for the club as he was not granted a work permit to play in the UK. He had an underwhelming spell for Almeria this season as the club suffered relegation from La Liga.

"Of course, I want to be with Arsenal, but if I must be loaned again, I have no problem with that," Silva told ESPN.com.br while on vacation in Rio de Janeiro. "There are two clubs in England that have already spoken with my agent, so I know I have those two options. I would like to play in England now, even if it isn't for Arsenal, because I would like to learn more about the playing style there and get used to the league and the colder climate. I hope to show my potential."

Silva said he is already thinking about the preseason, which begins in July.

"I am happy, I had a good season with Almeria and now I have a Spanish passport, which allows me to play in England. Since I arrived, I was told that it was precisely that and that is why I was loaned. Since I have no family of European descent, I had to wait to meet my residency requirement in Spain to get the document."

Silva also spoke about the competition to earn a spot under manager Arsene Wenger.

"I think Walcott and Chamberlain have characteristics like mine, pretty good on the wing, players that can help strengthen the defence for an under-pressure team. I would have to be calm if I got there, do my best and wait, without thinking that I have to be convincing to someone."... 8/6/15

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