Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Vela can score that cheeky goal for Arsenal as he did for Osasuna
By 1970’s Gooner
Carlos Vela had one of his most outstanding games so far for Osasuna last Sunday against Atletico Madrid where he scored and made another goal in his side’s 3-1 victory.
This is the third straight win at the Reyno de Navarra stadium for Osasuna, who climb up to the thirteenth spot two points clear of the relegation zone. There are thirteen games still to be played in the Spanish Liga.
Osasuna took an early lead after an electric start with two goals in the first five minutes. Kike Sola scored after only 50 seconds into the game and just four minutes later Carlos Vela doubled the advantage scoring with his left foot through the goalkeeper’s legs.
You can watch that goal and the rest of the action from that game in the video on the right hand side of this page.
Ex Manchester United player Diego Forlan reduced the deficit on the 26th minute but Osasuna continued to press and finally got a decisive third with 14 minutes to go.
Héctor Font was the scorer after receiving an assist from man of the match Kike Sola who superbly dribbled his way into the box.
Vela’s performance had everyone raving about him in Spain and commenting at what a find he has turned out to be for Arsene Wenger.
Spanish newspaper Sport.es hails Arsène Wenger as a great discoverer of young talents like Cesc Fabregas.
Carlos himself, in his remarks to the same newspaper, considers this latest performance as one of his best but he has had better!
"Although this was one of my best performances I have liked others better! But I cannot really complain; I have scored a goal and gave an assist" said Vela yesterday.
Vela has been playing in one of the most competitive leagues in the world and not only that he has been playing for a team which is fighting for its survival. This adds additional value and weight when assessing his ability and prospects.
Now that Eduardo is out for the season Arsene has been left with just three available forwards. It’s a pity that he will very likely allow Carlos Vela to finish the season at Osasuna.
Although there must be a clause in the loan agreement similar to Djourou’s when he went to Birmingham it will not be wise to recall the young lad to an environment in the Premiership that he never had the chance to taste.
Carlos Vela turns 19 next Saturday. Let’s hope that by the time he turns 20 he will be scoring similarly cheeky goals for Arsenal and be playing a key role in the run in on another title.
Vela is ready for the Premier League Walcott not yet