19 years old Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has handed his longest Premiership performance yesterday aftenoon, as he was introduced by Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger, because of an injury of Ivorian International Emmanuel Eboue.
Vela got finally 54 minutes and made a decent performance, but it was a very tough match for the Gunners and they could not reach more then a scoreless draw against West Ham United at Emirates Stadium.
Carlos has worked very hard on the left hand side, tried also to use his pace and technique, but West Ham’s defensive line was very well organised by former Arsenal player Matthew Upson. Vela has provoked also a couple of free kicks in good positions, but Arsenal failed to convert their chances.
With 20 minutes to go Vela had a great moment, as he delivered Emmanuel Adebayor with a perfect cross, but once again the Togolese international with a poor finish. Just 4 minutes later, Carlos came through the back line and went down on the ground, but the referee Steve Bennett said no penalty, as well as booked the young Mexican with a yellow card.
Next up for Carlos is the FA Cup 4th Round replay against Cardiff City!!!
Article by – A.Zimmermann