WELLINGTON JOINS LEVANTE

Arsenal striker Wellington has joined Spanish side Levante on loan. Wellington, 18, joined Arsenal from Brazilian side Fluminense earlier this month in a deal worth around £3.5m.

But the striker’s application for a work permit was turned down leaving Arsenal little option but to loan him. Napoli had the same problems.

“Levante have reached agreement on principle with Arsenal for the loan of their player Wellington Alves da Silva,” Levante said on their website.

Diego Cavalieri is also tipped to join Levante.

WENGER WORKING WITH A BUDGET

Arsene Wenger says that he respects Arsenal’s budget constraints in the English Premier league. Arsenal’s manager, Arsene Wenger has stated that he would have to remain inside the budget allotted to him, for the winter transfer window.

Although, Wenger is not known to be a big spender in any Football transfer window and for him to say that he would respect the budget, would mean, no signings this winter.

Wenger is the manager known for signing young players, who show some sort of talent, in leagues all around the world. However, Arsenal has not won a single trophy for the past five years and the manager’s transfer policy has been criticized owing to that.

JONES SIGNS EXTENSION

Blackburn Rovers player Phil Jones has signed an extension to his existing contract. Currently injured, the 18-year-old England Under-21 international agreed a one-year extension on Tuesday.

“This is great news, especially on the back of so many other key players committing themselves to the club,” said Rovers manager Steve Kean.

“Phil has made incredible progress and his form, prior to his unfortunate injury, attracted a lot of attention.”

CLUBS HIT 700 MARK

Seven clubs have hit the 700 mark having now played their 700th Premier League matches. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have featured in all 19 Premier League campaigns since its inception in the 1992/93 season.

Everton and Manchester United became the first clubs to hit the 700 mark when they met in Saturday’s early kick-off at Goodison Park. They marked the milestone in style with a pulsating 3-3 draw which encapsulated all that is good about the Barclays Premier League. To mark the occasion 7 Everton fans were given season-long Everton Hospitality packages.

They were quickly followed to the landmark by Arsenal who beat Bolton Wanderers 4-1, Chelsea who won 3-1 at West Ham United and Spurs who drew 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion. The following day Liverpool drew 0-0 at Birmingham City and Villa made it to 700 at Stoke City losing 2-1 on Monday night.