Carlos Vela’s 4th minute strike has helped Arsenal retain the Amsterdam Tournament this evening, although the Mexicans well taken goal proved not to be enough to win the match.
Vela looked confident and composed ahead of the kick off, and showed his relaxed style after bursting away from Mosquera, he held of French defender Konko before coolly slotting into the right hand corner.
The goal was a welcome relief as Carlos was mobbed by team-mates Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Mark Randall (picture).
Vela found the rest of the game a much tougher proposition, as the young Gunners fought bravely to hold off the advances of the Spanish outfit.
Half time brought a chance to re-group but still the relentless attacking showed no sign of ending. Jesus Navas’s cross saw Chevantón smash home late on, meaning Carlos’ effort would be in vein.
However, with Inter Milan or Ajax needing a huge win against one an other, it appears the Cup is once more London bound – with thanks to Vela’s performance.
Article By – A.Zimmermann & J.Sanderson