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Vela Coming Home In The Summer

Mexican starlet Carlos Vela will, at last, take his place on the Arsenal training ground a full year and a half after he signed for the Gunners after Arsene Wenger revealed the striker will return from loan in the summer of 2008.

Wenger also revealed that Vela will immediately fight for a spot in the starting line up (which will please Nicklas Bendtner no end) after showing the skills that Le Boss looks for in all his players.

"We scout him every week when he plays, he can apply for a passport in March and normally he will start with us next summer.' Said Wenger on the clubs official website

"He will straight away be with the first-team and after that it is up to him to get a place in the side.

"I sent him to Spain because he comes from a Mexican culture and it is easier to adapt in Europe. He has what we like here at Arsenal. He is a good passer of the ball and a finisher. He has that intelligent movement with very good technique and great pace."

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 29 2007

Time: 3:56PM

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Good, I didnt see the sense in him coming back in Jan. Let him have a pre-season and get to know the club / players, and that will make the transition a little easier.
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29/11/2007 16:16:00

I think Ade, Walcott, Vela or Bendtner will be sold in the summer. Too many.
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29/11/2007 16:40:00

Walcott wont get sold, can see him playing alot more on the wing though.. perhaps as first choice infront of eboue ;)
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29/11/2007 18:30:00

don;t need to sell any of them the are all class.
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29/11/2007 18:56:00

Maybe Ade is already paving the way for an exit, if this statement is anything to read into........
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29/11/2007 19:02:00

just reread that article and chuckled £100 mill lol, footballers don't half spout some right cock.
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29/11/2007 19:06:00

ill take 100 mill for ade, but i doubt he will leave. looks like he enjoys playing with rvp.
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29/11/2007 19:06:00

yeah Adi don't really know where those comments came from, must've caught the Togalese geez on a bit of a downer!.
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29/11/2007 19:44:00

i wouldn't mind him leaving if we can replace him with someone like Anelka. and i won't be suprised if we make a move for Le Sulk in january. he himself said recently that he regretted leaving the club and would love to come back here..
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29/11/2007 20:01:00

I can't wait to see Vela in an Arsenal shirt, he is an extremely exciting player to watch. I think Wenger probably had a word with Osasuna prior to him going on loan there, as I believe they have mainly played Vela on the wing when he has played. It seems Arsene likes his strikers to spend time on the wing before they play as an out & out striker.
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29/11/2007 20:12:00

Can't wait! Have you guys seen him play? On paper he sounds like a physically stronger (5'11") and more skilful version of Theo. If Bendtner keeps playing the way he did over the past few games, and Theo becomes more consistent and confident, I don't know where Arsene can put Ade... Don't forget RvP almost always starts when he's fit.
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30/11/2007 00:14:00

We can finally see what he is made off i cant wait.
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30/11/2007 01:46:00

that makes sense.. on the wing.. u get to know the trickery of getting past players in tight spots.. timing ur runs into the box etc etc.. as a result.. when u r deployed up front in the centre.. u find urself in a yard or two of extra space and are able to use up ur experience as a winger to much greater effect.. look at henry.. winger to striker.. walcott.. has shown what he can do down the centre(slavia prague players remeber atleast).. same goes for the case.. an excellent tactic by le professor....
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30/11/2007 10:49:00

With Ade gone then Bendtner will get a chance to shine, he's obviously class or why would he be in the Denmark squad despite not being a starter here?
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