Some unfortunate news for both Arsenal and Bolton as the Gunners’ winger Wellington Silva, on loan with Neil Lennon’s men, has been sidelined for up to 10 weeks having torn his hamstring.
After going down injured during their Championship fixture with Birmingham City on Wednesday evening, the 22-year-old Brazilian was unable to continue and to make matters worse, was booked for simulation as he limped off the field of play.
During his post-match press conference, Lennon himself confirmed the news, also admitting that it’d be a ‘big blow’ in the process.
Having featured for Bolton on nine occasions this term, this injury couldn’t come at a worse time for the forward. With the Trotters languishing in the relegation zone at the moment, they need all the help they can get to fire them up the table.
With injuries as troublesome as hamstrings, there is a possibility that it could reoccur unless he makes a full recovery, meaning he’ll be out for the rest of 2015 as he recuperates.
Officially joining Arsenal four years ago, his work permit was finally granted earlier in the summer, and this latest blow will certainly dampen the likelihood of him forcing his way back into the first-team set-up at the Emirates next term.
An exciting yet unpredictable winger who loves to take defenders on, plenty of supporters will be eagerly hoping he can bounce back from yet another setback, which has seen his development stagnate over the past few seasons – considering he was only officially allowed to feature for the Gunners in the summer, being loaned out to various clubs in Spain beforehand.
Otherwise, time could be ticking on his future at Arsenal.