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.