Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Wenger’s “top class” Vela scores another goal for Osasuna (plus video)
By 1970’s Gooner
Osasuna grabbed three crucial points last Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao. Both sides played out a tense match in a thick blanket of fog, with few chances in the first half.
Osasuna did most of the attacking but things got a lot easier for the hosts midway through the second half when Fran Yeste was sent off after head-butting Osasuna defender Miguel Flaño.
Osasuna took advantage of their superiority and only five minutes later Dady managed to break the deadlock after firing in a free-kick which deflected off a defender.
Arsenal’s Mexican winger Carlos Vela extended the advantage two minutes later with a powerful volley ensuring a key victory for Osasuna which moved them away from the relegation area.
Vela’s goal on the 68th minute, which you can see on the video on the right hand side of this page, was a beautiful volley from inside the area low on the goalkeeper’s left. This is his fourth goal of the season which comes as reward for his positive all round play.
Having watched him on a few occasions for Osasuna this year I can see why Wenger has described him as “ top class”.
"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" Wenger said when he signed him on a permanent deal at the beginning of this year.
Contrary to a lot of, what proved to be totally unfounded, speculation on the internet, Vela will not return to Arsenal now but in the coming summer.
Posted by Arsenal Analysis at 11:15 PM
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Vela is a fantastic talent and he will be like a new signing for us in the summer. And he is a left winger too!
I wonder how that internet rumour got around that Vela was already at London Colney! Utter rubbish you get from some blogs....
I like Vela he is a real left footer and we haven't got many of those around.
Vela is going to be good for Arsenal. He will provide width on the left wing and can also play as a striker. Wenger is going to give him a proper run in the first team and I hope he will prove good. Based on Wenger past activities, when one player arrives another is loaned out? Which player should be loan out?
Watched him everytime he's played fr Osasuna,and a few games before he joined them...an absolute delight to watch! I support Arsenal but I'm a fan of the sport as a whole and I respect many teams and say this with an unbiased opinion that Vela is a great player! And being only 18! Walcott has potential but you can see the major difference between the 2 at the same age and when Fabregas was 18. Heard Walcott might go out on loan,if he gets regular time playing up front that could help him out. But yes I'm very excited about Vela coming back next season!
Hes very exciting and im sure everyone will be happy to see him at emirates especially
only time will tell
Gooners 4 da TITLE
We have two other left footers up front in the team - RVP and Eduardo
'he will be like a be signing'...of course he will you twat he has never played for us!!!
reckon he will be good though and can't wait to see him in an arsenal top
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