Carlos Time to Deliver

The Carling Cup game against West Brom the long awaited season debut of Carlos Vela.  Vela was injured whilst away with Mexico missing most of the pre-season.  Wenger obviously though that Carlos was not 100% and waited until midway through the second half before allowing the Mexican striker to make his season’s bow in front of an admiring audience at the Emirates.

It was in the same competition last season that Vela scored a hat-trick and announced himself to Arsenal fans and England.

We did not see much of Vela last season despite injuries to other strikers.  When he did play Wenger used him on the wing, urging him to cut-inside.  Vela made 29 appearances scoring 6 goals, though most of them were as a substitute and he only started two Premier League games.

Against West Brom he showed that injury had not slowed him down or diminished he trickery.  Once he arrived he was the catalyst for Arsenal’s victory scoring one and making the other.

Vela needs to transfer his international and Carling Cup form to the Premier League; he needs to show Wenger that he can produce the goods week-in week-out.  Vela must prove to Wenger that he does not need to go out and buy Chamakh as he is a better player.

There has been so much hype over Vela, well now it is time for him to deliver.

Posted on September 24, 2009, in Arsenal Players and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What the hell are you talking about?

    Vela is deliving in games that he plays in. Currently that’s the Carling Cup. Last year he did some astonishing things, yet failed to break into AW’s mindset. This year his direct competition seems to be Eduardo. But he will get chances.

    If you’ve seen his matches then you’d know that your use of the word ‘hype’ is innappropriate.

    And no, there hasn’t been “so much” of it as for Jack.

    And no, it’s not up to Carlos as much as AW.

    C22. How can he show what he can do “week-in week-out” if he doesn’t play “week-in week-out”?

    “Vela needs”, “Vela must” … given what Vela’s done … what you write doesn’t make sense.

    So, I repeat. What the hell are you talking about?

  2. Living in Australia I`ve never had the pleasure of seeing Carlos Vela play only briefly on TV but there`s an aura about him and if the comments I read are any where near the truth then the `little maestro` , as I call him, has truly earned a first team spot. “The fox in the box “could well become an Arsenal legend

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