Brazilian teenager Wellington has joined Segunda Division side SD Ponferradina on loan for the 2012/13 season.

The move will see the 19-year-old forward return to Spain for a third loan spell. He has already played for La Liga club Levante and, in the second half of the 2011/12 season, for second division club Alcoyano where he made 16 appearances and scored three times.

Wellington (full name Wellington Alves Da Silva) joined Arsenal in January 2011 from Brazilian club Fluminense.

Although he went out on loan upon signing for the Club, the Brazil youth international featured in a Gunners shirt as a trialist in Arsenal XI pre-season friendlies against AFC Wimbledon and Boreham Wood in summer 2010.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Wellington the best of luck for the coming season at the Estadio El Toralin.

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20 Aug 2012