Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Arsenal starlet Vela gets work permit (SN)

SoccerNews in English Premier League 22 May 2008

58 Views

Arsenal starlet Carlos Vela will join Arsene Wenger's first-team squad next season after being granted a work permit.

Vela, 19, had spent the whole of this season on loan at Spanish side Osasuna as the Mexican striker awaited a work permit.

Now he has been given the green light to play for the Gunners in 2008-09 and will link up with the Premier League club for pre-season training in July.

Vela, who joined Arsenal from Celta Vigo in January 2007, has already made three appearances for the full Mexican national team, scoring once.

Arsene Wenger has high hopes for Vela and recently hinted he could fill in for injured Croatia forward Eduardo.

“Vela will be involved with the first-team next season. He has played the whole season at Osasuna on the left wing and he had to work hard there,” Wenger said. “But for me it is not his position, he is a central striker, an Eduardo type. He is a great young player.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top