[Vote] Carlos Vela in reserves squad: Is a loan move inevitable?
Written by Steve on October 19, 2010 15:07
Despite doing well when coming on as a substitute in the first part of the season, it seems more and more likely for striker Carlos Vela to be loaned out in the January transfer window.
Even if the Gunners missed Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner for weeks, manager Arsene Wenger opted to still keep the Mexican on the bench, using him sporadically and never as a regular in the English Premier League.
Last January, the youngster was heavily linked with a possible move to Fulham as part-exchange in the Mark Schwarzer deal. Vela, who with the departure of Eduardo was hoping to enjoy more time on the pitch, is yet to show whether he is an asset or a liability for the Gunners and failing to make the regular squad is not helping his cause.
The striker had a disappointing World Cup in which he suffered an injury which prevented him from featuring against Argentina but recovered well and enjoyed a positive pre-season finding the net and providing assists for his team mates.
Please let us know your opinion on the future of the 21-year old, whether he should be loaned out, let go on a permanent basis or kept in the squad.