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Arsenal’s Carlos Vela Gets Mexico Call For Spain Friendly

Arsenal striker Carlos Vela got called up by Mexico’s  interim coach Enrique Meza for the upcoming friendly with World Champions Spain at the Azteca Stadium next Wednesday.

Vela received the call along with 12 other players who made the squad for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, where the El-Tri were eliminated by Lionel Messi’s Albiceleste.

The interim coach has also included Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, Tottenham’s Giovani Dos Santos as well as new Hammer Pablo Barrera.

Many Gunners supporters will dislike this call up, because it is once again in a period where Carlos needs to prepare himself for the Premier League. The Mexican was really impressive in the pre season so far and now he got again a silly call up for an unimportant friendly with the risk to get injured.

We are all not pleased with this decision by the Mexican FA, but Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger can’t do anything against it and Carlos himself as well.

Article by – A.Zimmermann

What Comes Now For Carlos Vela?

Arsenal striker Carlos Vela is on his way back to Mexico with his national colleagues after being eliminated by Diego Maradona’s strong Argentine side at Soccer City last evening.

Vela was not able to feature in the match due to a hamstring injury which he suffered against France in the early stages.

His best friend Giovani Dos Santos has needed after the match  a lot of consolation and Carlitos showed exactly that support to Gio as he had tears in his eyes.

The El-Tri said bye bye to South Africa this morning as they took the plane to Mexico City, where most of the players will go into their well deserved summer break.

Carlos plans to visit his family in Cancun, Quintana Roo to spend some time with them before flying back to London to join his Arsenal team-mates for pre season preparation.

Certainly Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger as well as the Arsenal supporters will be glad that Vela crashed out of the FIFA World cup, so the 21 years old can have for the first time a very fine pre season preparation, which will help him to find his confidence and fitness back.

Wenger always have admitted that the problem was last year that Carlos missed the full preparation due to an ankle injury which he suffered in the Gold Cup competition last year and finally only the French man knows how vital it is for a player like Vela to have a fine pre season campaign.

Vela will have a two weeks summer vacation in Mexico and will join then the Arsenal Squad for pre season training a few days before the Gunners will head to Underhill Stadium for their traditionally season opener against Barnet Football Club.

Article by – A.Zimmermann