Tag: Carlos Vela

Schalke's German defender Shkodran Mustafi reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Cologne v Schalke 04 in Cologne, on May 22, 2021. (Photo by THILO SCHMUELGEN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

2nd surgery for ex-Gunner as another refuses World Cup call

In a mini roundup of news involving ex-Arsenal players, Shkodran Mustafi is set for another surgery while Carlos Vela is still refusing to play for Mexico despite this being his last chance to play at a World Cup.
LEON, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 18: Carlos Vela of LAFC during the round of 16 match between Leon and LAFC as part of the CONCACAF Champions League 2020 at Leon Stadium on February 18, 2020 in Leon, Mexico. (Photo by Leopoldo Smith/Getty Images)

What happened to Carlos Vela?

Arsenal signed Carlos Vela in 2006 and, when the Mexican finally got his chance with the squad, there was much excitement at what he could bring in front of goal, but it never really worked out in London, so how did it go after he left?
Arsenal's Mexican striker Carlos Vela (L) celebrates scoring the second goal with teammate Sanchez Watt (R) during their Carling Cup 3rd round match against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates, London, on September 22, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

Vela: I wasn’t ready to join Arsenal – everything was too fast

Carlos Vela admits he wasn't ready to join Arsenal when he did, and it put a mental strain on him as such a young player.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 13: Carlos Vela #10 of Los Angeles FC reacts after earning a corner kick during a 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati at Banc of California Stadium on April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Video: Carlos Vela scores hat-trick and breaks all-time MLS goalscoring record

Carlos Vela won the Golden Boot and broke the MLS record for goals in a single regular season on Sunday, as LAFC's league campaign drew to a close.
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Carlos Vela wins regular season title with LAFC

LAFC have won the 2019 Supporters' Shield in the MLS, with former Gunner Carlos Vela's goals firing them to the title.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Stefan Frei #24 of Seattle Sounders is unable to stop Carlos Vela #10 of Los Angeles FC as he scores a goal during the second half of a game at Banc of California Stadium on April 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Carlos Vela leading LAFC to Supporters’ Shield: Highest rated player in the MLS

Carlos Vela and LAFC are just games away from winning the Supporters' Shield, with the former Gunner leading their title charge.

Most goals, second-most assists, most shots: Carlos Vela leads MLS with impressive form

Carlos Vela is dominating MLS football this season, leading the league in a number of stats as his team LAFC also top the division.

Spanish media: Barcelona have ‘total agreement’ to sign Carlos Vela

FC Barcelona have 'total agreement' with Carlos Vela and his club Los Angeles FC to loan the striker until the end of the season, according to reports in Spain.

Podcast: Xhaka and Lichtsteiner criticised – Arsenal World Cup daily round-up

In this third podcast of our summer World Cup series, Anita recaps day four of the action which featured Costa Rica (Joel Campbell) v Serbia, Germany (Mesut Ozil) v Mexico (Carlos Vela), and Brazil v Switzerland (Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner).

Will Arsenal benefit from Carlos Vela’s latest move?

Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela is about to join MLS expansion club Los Angeles FC so we decided to check if Arsenal might benefit from a sell-on clause.

Carlos Vela: I want to be the best player in the MLS

Carlos Vela has told the media that he hopes he can be the best player in the MLS, ahead of his move to newly formed Los Angeles Football Club.

Former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela to join Los Angeles FC

Former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela will join expansion club Los Angeles FC in January. 

Stuttgart extend Takuma Asano loan after failed work permit

Takuma Asano will spend another season with Stuttgart after he was once again denied a work permit to stay with Arsenal.

‘He is one of the best strikers in Europe’ – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has hailed former Arsenal man, Carlos Vela, as one of the best strikers in Europe despite his appalling minute-per-goal ratio.

Former Arsenal man faces being dropped after lying about illness

Carlos Vela has been caught lying about being ill when he was, in fact, hungover. The forward, who's made 28 appearances for Real Sociedad this...

Former Gunner turns down move to London club

by Nia Griffiths Carlos Vela has reportedly turned down the chance to come back to the Premier League - or more specifically, to join London...

Hit or miss? Arsenal’s January deals

Which of Arsenal's January transfer signings have been a hit and which ones missed the mark by a mile? Find out here.