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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

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Arsenal’s Carlos Vela Overcomes Hamstring Injury

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Mexico’s medical staff has announced today that Arsenal winger Carlos Vela will rejoin his teammates for the World Cup second rounder against Diego Maradona’s Argentina on the 27th June.

The 21 years old has recovered from his hamstring injury in the right leg and will be available to take on Lionel Messi & Co at Soccer City on next Sunday in Johannesburg.

“Carlos has recovered from his hamstring injury and will be available for the Argentina game.”

The Gunners frontman adds vital pace to Javier Aguirre’s attacking side, who have to play at their best quality to beat Diego Maradona’s flying Albiceleste, who was unbeatable in the group stages with three wins.

Article by – A.Zimmermann