Owen Coyle waiting for Arsenal’s reply on Carlos Vela’s loan move
Written by Renzo on January 13, 2011 23:35
Bolton manager Owen Coyle revealed he is still waiting for Arsenal to give a final answer on whether the two Clubs will agree on Carlos Vela’s loan spell with the Wanderers.
The Scotsman explained the agreement with the Gunners was that he would have been kept in the loop in order to understand whether the striker will join his team in the January transfer window. According to Coyle, Arsenal accepted the offer made by Bolton and agreed to get back when a final decision is taken.
With Arsene Wenger revealing that ten clubs are after the player, Coyle explained how the Mexican youngster can be given the same opportunity given last year to 19-year old Jack Wilshere who took full advantage of his loan spell at Bolton by securing a regular place with the Gunners this season.
Contrary to the Englishman, Vela, 21, never managed to make it into Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven and has been mostly used in Cup games by his manager.
On Vela, Coyle said:
I have been very respectful of Arsenal’s position on it from the outset when we made the enquiry to Arsenal and Arsene. They said they had taken on board our enquiry and they would give it consideration and said they would come back to us.
I have a fantastic relationship with them and have left it at that. They only thing I said was I asked to be kept in the loop. And they assured me that would happen.
If something else comes in they think is the right thing for Carlos Vela or Carlos Vela feels it’s the right thing for him, then they will let me know.
I am very comfortable with it. We have let it be known we think he is a fantastic player and the platform we gave Jack Wilshere, we think we can do that with Carlos. If it came about then I believe he would go back to Arsenal a better player.