Player Highlight: Carlos Vela

Carlos Vela joined Arsenal in the summer of 2006 and was immediately loaned out to Cela Vigo and UD Salamanca. He has spent the last season on loan to Osasuna, whilst he waits for his EU passport, which should be ready this summer.

Arsene is looking forward to see the boy arrive:

“We have applied for a work permit for him now. And he will be involved with the first-team next season.

“He has played the whole season at Osasuna on the left wing and he had to work hard there. But for me it is not his position he is a central striker, an Eduardo type.”

He’s going to be an exciting player, young Carlos…

Name: Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido

Date of Birth: March 1, 1989

Place of Birth: Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Nationality: Mexican

EU Passport: No (soon July 2008 spanish pass)

Height: 178cm / 5 ft 10 in

Weight: 72 Kg

Brother: Alejandro Vela (playing for Jaguares de Chiapas at Mexico)

Position: Striker, Winger

Number: 21 (squad number at Arsenal 29)

Current Club: CA Osasuna (on loan from Arsenal Football Club)

Youth Club: 2002 – 2005 Club Deportivo Guadalajara

Clubs: Arsenal, Celta Vigo, UD Salamanca, CA Osasuna (all on loan)

National Career: 2005 – 2007 Mexico U17, U20 and National Team

International Debut: September 2007 against Brazil

Honours: FIFA World Cup Champion 2005 U17 Mexico and Topscorer

For more information and to track the progress, check out http://carlosvelanews.wordpress.com]]>

  • spartanmissile

    < ![CDATA[Come on dude Osasuna "Anything but a win would see them relegated." Not true if the team below do not win or draw then Osasuna can stay up with a draw.
    A win for Osasuna will mean they will stay up for sure which is different to what your saying.

    Bring David Dein Back he was right all along sack the board!]]>

  • devday

    < ![CDATA[Good stuff Spartan Missile, I meant, "Anything but a win could see them relegated"...

    Anyone else routing for Cardiff tomorrow?]]>

  • http://www.gunnerslive.wordpress.com Gooner Chris

    < ![CDATA[Fuck off. :D

    How can you support a Welsh team in the final? :P]]>

  • devday

    Lol, just so Diarra loses!! But I do actually like Pompey and Harry… and the win is something they’ve deserved over the course of the campaign…!

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  • joe150162

    Good luck to all the new signings .Hope arsenal do well next season.

  • http://arsenal.com paddywaggivadogbone

    does any 1 no hu Amuary Bishoff is i went on youtube and it has nothing of him if so write back and when will he sign anyway or is it just Speculation.

  • http://arsenal.com paddywaggivadogbone

    he is the the next eduardo da silva but without the broken ancal