Arsenal’s Carlos Vela feels now that he is ready to play for Arsene Wenger’s Premiership side, after loan spells with Celta Vigo, UD Salamanca and finally CA Osasuna Pamplona. Vela has received now in the last days his UK work permit, so that all is done now to be announced offically as an Arsenal player, when he comes back from his national trip with his native Mexico.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger had already a phone call with the young Mexican, where he informed Vela to come to London to clear the living situation as well as other personal matters before he starts in his deserved holiday in Cancun.
Carlos expects to make his Arsenal debut in the Emirates Cup fixture against Juventus, but it looks so that he will not feature in the pre season opener against Barnet Football Club at Underhill.
Carlos said: “Yes I received my work permit two days ago.” “I’ve been waiting two years for a work permit,” Vela said. “Now my dream has come true.
“I have to take advantage of this opportunity to stay in England. I hope I’m lucky enough to be at Arsenal for a long time.
“I’ve achieved a lot in Spain. It has been a useful experience to play for several different teams and move around.
“At Osasuna I had a difficult experience because of the relegation battle but I always had a place in the team. I played well all season. But I expect to have a much better season next year.
“I’m sure all my efforts will pay off. I’ll be playing in one of the best teams in the world that plays competitions like the Champions League – I want those games as soon as possible.
“I have changed a lot, I’m more mature as a person and player. I feel ready for Arsenal.”
Article by – A.Zimmermann