Arsenal have established a long-term strategy for identifying the best talent from around the world.

The latest player spotted by the Club’s scouting network is Wellington, a 17-year-old Brazilian striker.

Given his exceptional progress at Fluminese, Arsenal decided to fast-track his route towards the first-team by applying for a work permit.

The FA hearing was held at Wembley on Thursday and the permit was not granted.

Arsenal will now loan out Wellington to a European club and nurture his talent from there.

This process has worked well in the past with players such as Carlos Vela and the Club are confident it is the best approach for developing Wellington’s future with Arsenal Football Club.

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10 Dec 2010