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Galindo and Botelho To Leave

Arsenal have continued their purge of young South American talent this summer as Brazilian left back Pedro Botelho has signed for Brazilian second tier club Atletico Paranaense for a nominal fee. Botelho joined from Figueirense in the summer of 2007 and has taken in loan spells at Salamanca, Celta Vigo, Cartagena, Rayo Vallecano and Levante. Crucially, Botelho never represented Arsenal`s first team.

"It was time to return to Brazilian football. I am still very young and I want to know more about Brazilian football, where I played little. It will be a great opportunity to play for a club like Atletico Paranaense."

Also following Betelho and Vela out of the door is Bolivian youngster Samuel Galindo, who will undergo a trial at Spanish second tier side Lugo. Galindo joined Arsenal in the summer of 2010 from Real America and has taken in loan spells at Salamanca and Gimnastic. Galindo has been capped twice by the Bolivian national side but the 20 year old does not appear to have a future at Arsenal having never appeared for the club.




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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 24 2012

Time: 9:16AM

Your Comments

I really thought Galindo had a future with us when he signed. He looked to be in the mould of Di Maria for Real. But he didn't do enough on loan to merit a deal with us. Was warming the bench for most of the time ar Salamanca. He is another one who had talent, but couldn't make it because he lacked application. Similar to Vela, JET. And Tim, it's Botelho, mate, not Betelho.
Eboue=GOD
Cheerfully amended :)
Little Dutch
I felt the same way about Galindo; recall seeing the usual You tube footages suggesting the kid was the next great thing out of Brazil, as was Wellington. Things may have been different if the issue of UK paperwork was dealt with. Botelho, for me, did well on loan for Levante. Had a battling performance shackling Messi vs Barca. Got an undeserved red card for his troubles after keeping Messi uncharacteristically quiet while he was on. Very sad turn of events.
Naijagunner
 

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