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Vela Jumps Late On The Pitch In Gunners Hitchcock

Young Hotshot Carlos Vela has entered the pitch late, as Arsene Wenger’s side found a late winner against ten Wolves at Emirates on Saturday afternoon, thanks to Danish international Nicklas Bendtner, who came on earlier for Ivorian midfielder Emmanuel Eboue. The Danish hitman found the net with a stunning header in stoppage time to let the Gunners stay alive in the title race.

Vela was then brought on for Eduardo with just 11 minutes left in the game, so that once again it was really complicated for Carlitos to show anything if you get a so short amount of playing time, but at least he got some minutes today where he couldn’t show anything of his class as he looked still handicapped.

He really looks out for his best form after suffering some knocks in the past few weeks, which kept him finally out of action for a lot of matches. He had some good moments in the few minutes, but he had also some moments where you could see that he is lacking a lot of things which you need for Premier League football, as well as his running style was looking a little bit different to his naturally one, which force rumours that he still have to sort out some back and hip problems.

Furthermore it was a good sign for the Mexican to get some minutes in today’s encounter, as he hasn’t played since the 20th January in the Barclay’s English Premiership.

Next up for Carlos is the trip to Barcelona to face Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi and their teammates at the wonderful Camp Nou stadium in the second leg of the Champions league Quarterfinal. Obviously he will start on the bench in the Catalan city, but only if Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger nominate him for the 18-man travelling squad.

Article by – A.Zimmermann

Is Carlos Vela Getting His Chance Against Wolves?

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has to sort out a lot of injuries after Wednesday’s Champions league encounter against Barcelona at Emirates Stadium. With the likes of Arshavin as well as William Gallas out for at least three weeks also Arsenal leader Cesc Fabregas sidelined for the remainder of the season, Carlos Vela may get his chance  for some match time. Furthermore the French man could decide to give also a rest to Nicklas Bendtner.

Vela was not named in the 18-man squad by the Manager for the Barcelona clash on Wednesday, so that he could follow in the stands a 2:2 draw in the end. The Gunners were really dead after two goals by Swedish International Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but English teenager Theo Walcott brought the hope back with a very good goal. Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas found then the equaliser, after getting kicked by Barcelona Defender Carles Puyol inside the 18 yard box, so that the Spaniard could level the Gunners from the spot.

Is that now the time for the young Mexican to shine for the Gunners? There is a big chance that the 21 years old gets a Premier league start on Saturday, when Arsene Wenger’s side take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the afternoon.

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Article by – A.Zimmermann