Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Wenger’s “top class” Vela scores a great goal for Osasuna
By 1970’s Gooner
Carlos Vela, the Mexican wonder kid who is on Arsenal’s books, has scored a fantastic goal for Spanish La Liga side Osasuna helping them win away at Real Betis 0-3. The striker was then left out as Osasuna slumped to a 2-0 home defeat by Getafe. Maybe they should play him more often.
As you can see on the video he takes the ball from the left wide midfield position, cuts infield and after playing a one two he strikes an unstoppable shot from outside the area into the top right hand corner of the goal.
He is not a regular first team player yet but with goals like that he will soon be starting games. He is currently being used as a substitute but when he comes on he plays on the left side of midfield.
Wenger however has said his position will be in the middle of the attack. It’s not normally that Arsene Wenger lavishes so much praise on a player as readily as he has for Carlos Vela. When Vela signed a permanent deal at Arsenal at the beginning of the year Wenger was 100% convinced of his ability.
"He's top class. I like his intelligence and his pace. He scores goals but he can also create them. "He's a special talent and I believe 100 per cent that he will make it at the highest level."
A Mexican Youth International, Carlos shot to prominence in 2005 when he helped Mexico win the FIFA U-17 World Championships. He scored five goals in the tournament to win the Golden Boot.
In the summer he represented Mexico at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. He played in all five matches but Mexico were knocked out at the Quarter-Final stage by eventual winners Argentina.
Vela has already stated that he is dreaming of copying Cesc Fabregas and becoming a hit at Emirates Stadium. As you can see from the photo he has even adopted Fabregas’s goal celebration!
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