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Vela Shows Decent Display In Arsenal’s Emirates Cup

First of all we want to say that Carlos Vela News in now back after a refreshing summer break!

21 years old Mexican striker Carlos Vela has shown a decent display in this years Emirates Cup for Arsene Wenger’s Gunners side at Emirates Stadium on last weekend. The El-Tri hitman was a late substitute in the Milan clash on Saturday afternoon, but Arsene Wenger has decided to give Carlitos a start against Neil Lennon’s Celtic on Sunday.

Vela weared his new number 11 which he picked up from Dutch striker Robin van Persie who changed to Dennis Bergkamp’s former number 10.

It needed Vela just 3 minutes into the first half to struck home for the Gunners after English midfield prospect Jack Wilshere picked up winger Theo Walcott on the right hand side and the English international slotted in a deadly cross, so that Vela just needed to slide in and tap the ball with his left foot over the line.

Overall the Mexican showed his tremendous potential, but we should stay calm because that is just the pre season and doesn’t matter really. It was nice to see that Carlos is now more focused to work hard in training as he looks much fitter than in the last season, his movement and technique is better and he looks really stronger prior to a hard body workout in Austria.

A good thing for Carlos is that this pre season preparation can help him to get back his knocked out confidence after a shocking display in the last campaign flooded with difficult injuries.

“El Bombardero” was a transfer target of several clubs including La Liga outfits CD Espanyol, Deportivo la Coruna, Sevilla FC as well as  German Bundesliga teams Borussia M’Gladbach, Cologne FC and Italian Serie A sides Genua FC and AS Roma.

They probably tried all to lure the young striker away from Ashburton Grove but his employer Arsenal Football Club refused all potential transfer talks about him with Gunners Manager Arsene Wenger having high plans in the future with the Mexican International.

Article by – A.Zimmermann

Carlos Vela Without Any Confidence Against Rovers

Mexican striker Carlos Vela got his long-awaited first Premier League start in this season as the Gunners were rocked by a more focused and fighting Blackburn Rovers side at the Ewood park last evening.

The 21 years old has started on the left-wing to support Robin van Persie up-front, but it was early clear that Carlitos is at the moment without any confidence if he is wearing the Arsenal kit. Carlos looked scared and totally destroyed in his own believe, so that nothing worked well for the young forward in this football match.

Just after 3 minutes he had a tremendous opportunity as Theo Walcott did a great cross from he right hand side, but Carlos missed just wide as he lifted his effort over his marker.

If you now wait on more scenes of Carlos in the match, there was unfortunately nothing. Just one more action as Vela was flagged offside as he drilled a left footer dangerously across the goal.

Vela was then replaced after 67 minutes by Russian international Andrey Arshavin.

It was definitely another disappointing day for Carlos, but that he is currently without any confidence is totally understandable. The young forward got bad treatment this season by the Arsenal Manager and this is the result of all. You cannot be confident, you cannot have believe in yourself when you sitting most of the time on the bench or in the stands, but you cannot blame Wenger for it as he wanted to win the Premier League, but the Manager failed as well as like he failed to develop Carlos to a member on this competitive Arsenal side.

I don’t know what problem Wenger had this season with Carlos, but obviously he had a meeting in front of the season with Raymond Domenech were both decided to let Vela stay on the bench for France.

Sorry guys a bit of irony must be allowed, but definitely i agree with all of us that Carlos was poor yesterday!!

Article by – A.Zimmermann