Carlos Vela is close to overcoming the most important obstacle in his quest to finally play for his club, Arsenal.
Apparently the documents supporting his application for a Spanish passport were submitted two years ago, in June 2006.
Passport regulations in Spain require a two year presence in the country and it seems that Carlos will be issued with a passport quite soon.
This will enable him to join up with his new Arsenal team mates for pre season training in early July.
Before that however he will be involved in a heavy schedule of games for Mexico which will include a series of friendlies against Argentina and Peru before facing Belize in two legged World Cup qualifier beginning on 15th June.
Pain up the ass!
Another Arsenal player is expected to return to the fold for next season! Tomas Rosicky unlike Carlos has kicked a ball for Arsenal but that was five months back in January of this year.
The good news is that his operation went quite well and according to his Czech doctor, Vladislav Hospodar who assisted in the operation he should have no more problems.
“Now it is properly fixed to restore all the functions. After the rehabilitation, the problems should be gone” he said.
According Hospodár the procedure lasted 40 minutes and confirmed his original diagnosis as a problem where the ligament adjoins to the knee. During the surgery, the ligament has been stabilised by two small titanium anchors.
"There was a release of tendons, which are also the consequences of a blood hematoma which created pain and was transmitted through the thigh muscle towards the ass(!)," said Hospodár.
I wonder whether Tomas will assume “titanic” powers now!