Sunday, June 22, 2008
Vela can score that goal for Arsenal next season
By 1970’s Gooner
Carlos Vela is about to start his well earned holidays at his native Cancun, a well known holiday resort in Mexico, before he joins up at last with his new team mates at London Colney for pre season training.
He had a very tough last loan season with Osasuna in the Spanish League where relegation from the first division was avoided only in the last day of games.
Carlos played an integral part in almost all of Osasuna’s matches and impressed so much so that the club’s hierarchy made the trip to London last month to try and convince Arsene Wenger to loan the player for another season.
Having watched Carlos play for Osasuna on a number of occasions I have been impressed by his trickery and ball skills but most of all his battle hardened attitude to perform under pressure.
I think he will obviously prove to be the most successful Arsenal loan; one that funnily enough never played for the reserves or youth sides before going out on loan.
He has now been performing well for the Mexican national side scoring yesterday his third goal in as many games.
His previous goal against Belize was a simple tap in after the ball came back to him off a post. On this occasion against the same opponent (in the second of a double World Cup qualifier) he showed what he can do for Arsenal next season.
Although he started the game as a central striker he did drift to the right channel (a little bit like Henry used to do although usually he drifted to the left).
He received a pass and then cut in on the edge of the area firing in a low strong shot to the goalkeeper’s left side to open the scoring in the fifth minute for the rout that was to follow.
You can watch all the goals on the video bar on the right hand side of this page.
I can see Carlos scoring this type of goal for Arsenal next season.
Carlos Vela not guilty
By the way, contrary to some reports, Carlos was never arrested along with the other Mexico players after their last game against Belize.
Those arrested for rowdy behaviour in a hotel room were captain Oswaldo Sanchez and Andres Guardado, Ricardo Osorio, Jonny Magallón, Carlos Salcido and Patricio Araujo.
According to the Mexican press, although Carlos is considered to have a good voice and be a good dancer, was so tired he went to bed early.
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