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Former Chivas Prospect Carlos Vela Booed By Fans At Estadio Omnilife

Arsenal striker Carlos Vela did not get a warm welcome by his former supporters as the Mexican national side suffered a 2:1 defeat in a friendly against Ecuador last night at Estadio Omnilife in Guadalajara.

After his poor performance and his statements about Chivas, that the clubs means nothing for his career, Mexican striker Carlos Vela was the boo man for the fans at the stadium Omnilife.

Vela had a weak performance, provided really nothing in attack and missed a good chance in the first half against Ecuador stopper Max Banguera.

Furthermore the former Chivas youth prospect added that the pitch was in really horrible constitution, so that the poor pitch was the main reason for Mexico’s bad performance. Carlitos said that he never was influenced by the boos.

Vela also said that he prefers to play at the Estadio Azteca as it is always packed with amazing atmosphere, the opposite is happen at the Chivas stadium where several stands were left empty.

The fans have not forgive him that he chooses after the U 17 World Cup to leave Chivas for a career with the Gunners, which started as we know with Celta Vigo and UD Salamanca.

Article by – A.Zimmermann

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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