Vela: Arsenal's True Match Winner Today
For a good sixty minutes, Arsenal were very, very poor in their play, but once a certain young Mexican striker was introduced to the left wing, Arsenal actually looked like they could win the match. Our first goal scoring chance came immediately after Carlos Vela was introduced, and then we proceeded to go on and create more. His style of play is what this team is in dire need of, and the changing of Diaby for Carlos highlighted this point. Diaby was abysmal in his passing, and he never looked to attack the stingy Bolton defense at any sort of pace. When Vela came in, he looked right away to challenge an inexperienced right back, Chris Basham. Why we never looked to cash in on his inexperience in the first 60 minutes is beyond me.
I give my congratulations to Bendtner, who was successful in brushing off a destitute first few minutes on the pitch, but I maintain that if Vela was not introduced when and where he was, then we would still be looking at a 5 point gap between us and Aston Villa. Well done Vela!