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Another Carlos Kick-a-ball at Arsenal

Good news emerging from the Arsenal site this morning, with the news being confirmed that Carlos Vela has been granted a work permit to play for Arsenal in this coming season.

Vela, who has been on loan in Spain the past 2 seasons, will be competing for a first team berth after impressing many with his pace, trickery and workrate.

Wenger sees the young Mexican as a striker, and as such, he will be competing for a first team place with Adebayor, Van Persie, Bendtner, Walcott (who we may see move centrally more often next year...) and Eduardo (once he recovers fully from his injury).

Vela also has the scope to operate out wide, thus giving Arsenal good options for positional cover.



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Writer:Wingston
Date:Thursday May 22 2008
Time: 11:33AM

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cant wait to see him at the emirates, vela and walcott upfront in 3years time!
merz
22/05/2008 11:45:00
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does this mean you wont be in the market for a new striker?
united4life
22/05/2008 13:07:00
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I wouldn't have thought so U4L, unless the unthinkable happens and Ade does depart....though I don't think that's likely.
Rocky7
22/05/2008 13:18:00
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you hear ancelotti's recent statement that they will DEFINATELY buy one of eto'o, drogba, adebayor and amauri. gotta make you laugh, i just dont understand why foreign clubs always think they should makle their transfer targets so public, you wouldn never get that in england. but yeah i agree, adebayor wont leave.
united4life
22/05/2008 13:21:00
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Its an appropriate title Wingers... it never ceases to amaze me how some of my fellow gooners have so much faith in the likes of Vela and Merida when they truly are kids. When is the last time we've had a 'kid' who set the world on fire? I'm not unhappy to have our players back, but we should recognise that they always take time to develop/settle (as they should) and its not on their shoulders that you can build title challenges.
Andy-bayor
22/05/2008 14:47:00
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Can't wait! Apparently although the boy only scored 3 goals (or around that? I don't remember for sure) for Osasuna as a winger, he's highly regarded as an exciting prospect in Spain. I, like Rocky, would expect the forward line to continue to be led by Ade, with Bendtner his understudy and RvP (backed up by Theo and later the recuperated Eduardo) as his partner. I'd expect Arsene to sign a winger who could operate as a striker (Ben Arfa type), more than the other way around. We need reinforcements there with Hleb apparently leaving and Rosicky (very) hopefully to be fixed to play like half a season. Can't wait to see him and Theo on the flanks!
Lou the Gunneress
22/05/2008 15:04:00
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When is the last time we've had a 'kid' who set the world on fire? Kid like Cesc?
paul_ownz
22/05/2008 16:22:00
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U4L, you're so right, I don't get that kind of talk either. How in the world do they think it helps them in dealing with agents? Whatever happens with our frontline or attacking midfield, whoever they are, in whatever formation, what I want to see is GREATER EFFICIENCY, RUTHLESSNESS AND BETTER DECISION-MAKING. I've been watching old tapes of Wenger's title-winning teams, esp. the Invincibles. And what strikes me is not the superior defense (superior to our current squad), it's the efficiency, coordination, decision-making and execution in attack. So that it doesn't matter if we make a mistake at the back, what matters is that our attack doesn't put our defense under so much pressure. United's attack have that ability--they have an excellent defense but their attack is so good that their defense is put under minimal pressure. Our attack does not have that yet.
jaelle
22/05/2008 16:40:00
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Paul, I meant set the world on fire on arrival... Vela and the like are great potentials and it will be great to watch them unfold. If we want a title charge though we need a bit more experience. Maybe this campaign will have given our boys some of that, but we need one or two faces to add to it. I don't even think the word is 'experience' but to define it better I would say someone a bit tough; steely; commanding; assertive; authoratitive; ruthless (thanks Jaelle)... that''s the kind of experience I had in mind, and would be a super complement to the younger players.
Andy-bayor
22/05/2008 17:45:00
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Another young player. The youth team is probably better than the first team. Arsenal will be unstopabale in ten years.
redandwhitestripemad
22/05/2008 18:11:00
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