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Jun

Vela facing Arsenal stay after club receive no 'suitable' offers


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Carlos Vela is likely to stay an Arsenal player next season, despite a whole host of interest from teams throughout Europe and South America.

Mexican starlet Vela, who had spell on loan at West Brom last season, is one of several fringe players who have had offers welcomed for them.

However, the Gunners are adamant that any deal involving Vela would be a permanent move, while the 22-year-old’s agent Eduardo Hernandez admitted in late May that he is likely to return for London Colney for pre-season training shortly.

“The instructions I received is that Carlos must report back to Arsenal immediately after holidays. Carlos is an Arsenal player and at the moment there is no transfer movement”, Hernandez said.

The upcoming signing of Ivorian frontman Gervinho means that Vela will need to push harder to stake a claim for a place in the Arsenal squad next season.

Similarly, Nicklas Bendtner’s future is close to being sorted out after reports in Germany suggested that representatives from Borussia Dortmund flew over to London on Monday in hope of securing a move for the wantaway Danish striker.

More movement is expected when the transfer window ‘formally’ opens on 1st July.


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athlon
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I rate Vela very highly, higher than Bendtner. I hope that he will raise his pace and performance, he’s a quality striker. With Gerivnho (really, where is he?!, Walcott could move to the CF position, and if AW doesn’t change on the formation he won’t need to sign a new striker.
If he could capture Benzema, I’m sure that I could have mean the end of Vela’s future at Arsenal, but I do hope and he will prove his quality during the summer and the new season.

athlon
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With Carlos, the biggest problem is the national matches..

family enclosure man
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Always felt rather sorry for Vela, because I just don’t thhink he’s been given a chance at AFC. I’ve often wondered if he’d have been just a useful as Arshavin on the left side of attack if he’d played as many games there as the Russian has over the past couple of years…

damstar
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@Goonerchris, any news on Samba or any new transfer targets?

Patrick
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He had chances. He didn’t prove himself with the chances he had. His weakness is his body fragility for a striking position in the EPL. I believe a loan at Bolton could have been beneficial for him than WBA but alas his Mr 20% wanted more money from Bolton so the deal fell through. Simply put, he can’t make it. Arsene valued these players more than their real value. They were no where near Arsenal standards. Denilson, Bendtner, Eboue, Almunia have all cheapen Arsenal by being played here. They are all on 50k per week contracts far beyond their capabilities.… Read more »
eyen
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our(arsenal) problem was that we need good and quality defenders such as samba,cahil. And also our midfield is no more solid like before. Please lets see changes before the season start, please wenger

bc
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Swap Cesc for Villa, sell Nasri for Benzema.

Play Benzema and Villa up front with RVP playing just behind what a dream!!

or RVP right, Benzema in the middle and Villa on the left.

Back up would be a front 3 of Walcott Chamakh Gervinho

Vela – Loan him out or sell him, if you cannot get in WBA first x1 YOU SIMPLY AINT GOOD ENOUGH.

greg
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@bc stop saying BS m8 from the first word to the last

Obamaverick
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Until Wenger returns to playing the winning 4-4-2 format,players like VELA and other promising foorwards will continue to have problems.It of course also means that Cesc has to leave.Since we ventured into 4-3-3 in favor of a position for cesc,we’ve never been the same.A 4-4-3 woulda seen the full utilisation of forwards like Vela,Chamakh, bendtner etc. I guess its fantastic sense (note the sarcasm) keeping one player that cramps our winning formation.

william
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i think vella should be given chances and as many opportunity as wenger have so that he can show his ability on the team vella is not useful as we think its like geovan,am try to ask my self a lot of qquestion why in mexico squad vella do perfect than in arsenal what about formation what about motivation fro the fans please lets give this youngster enough time he will improve much rather than selling him its better to sent him in a loan deal but not to sell him like eduado

Welshgooner
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Obamaverick……. Nice idea of using a 4-4-3 formation. Would also solve the problem as whether we should buy an experienced keeper or not.
Lets sign Samba and Cahill and play with a back five in a 5-4-3. If we could get the FA to allow us a goalie too we’d be unbeatable!

okutuokemo
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I think welshgooner is delusional, do you think we’r playing with 12 players in the pitch?? 4-4-3 and 5-4-3!! Unless we will be playing without a goalkeeper or the ref decides to assist us?! I think Vela would have broken into the 1st team if he would have gone to Bolton, his agent ill-adviced to choose West Brom instead because Bolton had put a condition that if he went there on loan it’s arsenal who would have been paying his salary for the duration!! At West Brom he played on the wing, I think he’s much comfortable playing as a… Read more »
Davi
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@Patrick: “He had chances. He didn’t prove himself with the chances he had. His weakness is his body fragility for a striking position in the EPL.” What, like his 10 league appearances last season, almost entirely from the bench? If walcott was allowed to play like crap for 3 years, then surely vela deserves more than he’s had. Till this season vela had actually shown a lot more consistency and quality to his game than theo had. Add to that the disappointing form of arshavin as mentioned – I’m quite certain vela couldn’t have played as poorly for so long.… Read more »
Jermaine
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Vela is not good enough for Arsenal. He was loaned out to WBA and sat the bench. Wenger has put too many players on a pedistal and as a result we can’t move them on. Almunia, Denilson, Bendtner, Vela, Rosicky (is past it), and Squillaci are bad. It will be hard to find a team to move them to. They will have to take a pay cut and step down more than likely. Bendtner might get the best deal because he can be given another chance as a target striker for somebody. Playing him on the right side is, how… Read more »
GunnerMacedonia
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i remember 2 years ago, against bolton at home i think, vela was used as left midfielder in a 4-4-2 formation. played good, not really his position but was trying. then i remember him being played upfront at portsmouth the same season, atshavin captain, scored a great goal in 3-0 win. conclusion: vela should be used as a forward, not on the wing, although he can play there good too. we can not allow him to go, it would be for the same reasons bentner wants to leave. if you ask me, keep the oth of them for another season,… Read more »
Patrick
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Davi

You can research on this one. His Mr 20% has put his career a year backward. Arsene after monitoring Chicharito for long time rather allowed him to go to MANYU. He’s the better of the two. Too soft and relaxed to be successful in the EPL.

Davi
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Patrik The expectations put onto vela have been unfair since gaining the hype due to his brilliant performances in the carling cup, in which he played up front in a 4-4-2. Since then he has made some appearances for the 1st team, mostly from the bench, playing in this new formation in a position he is clearly less comfortable with, and he’s done ok. He’s actually improved his game a lot in that position since he started playing there. For some reason, however, people expected him to be coming on and setting the world alight with his 10 minutes on… Read more »
tostos
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Let’s forget those who blew their chances. We need great players. Sign samba, cahill and a left back. Let clichy, nico,denilson go. In all honesty Cesc’s mind is no more with us so let him go for villa and cash. Let nasri stay. AW shld also allow them play in their comfortable positions. Vela shld stay and up his game.Theo shld also grow up.

chris
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We don’t know if Vela is any cop or not because Wenger only ever brings him on as a sub and then on the left wing. This is because Wenger’s (no plan B) system has been sacrosanct. He and Walcott are of course central goal sniffers. Neither Bendtner nor Arshavin are suited to being stuck out on the wing. 2011/12 will be Wenger’s last season. Why ? Because ludicrously he doesn’t do tactics.If we need to chase the game he sends on lots of strikers and tells them top play somewhere. If we need to close the game he sends… Read more »
IvoryGoonz
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@okutuokemo: think you didn’t understand his humour considering obamaverick’s 4-4-3 suggestion. That was a joke on that basis.

Wolfgang Senior
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Vela has been used sparingly used. He is often played out of position. That’s the trouble with getting kids with potential. Don’t be surprised if Wenger doesn’t sign any one. If the gunners keep winning and challenging then it would be acceptable. The problem is there is no guarantee by stciking to the present squad who have already shown their limitations.If Wenger continues with his uncle scrooge policy,the gunners will be unable to compete and he would hasten his own demise. This would in all probability be his final season in charge if the gunners fail to win a cl… Read more »
Joakim Löf
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The difference with Walcott is that Theo has been played into a very good position in the 4-3-3 in which he is quite effective. He is better than Nasri or Arsjavin there, being so much quicker than the Frenchman and much better at covering back than the Russian. Vela just hasn’t got the games in the team to learn that position well, but I would be surprised if he gets the chance often now that Gervinho is on his way. I reckon he’ll be sold in August on the cheap.

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