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