VELA: ARSENAL ARE STILL IN MY HEART

Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has revealed that he still sees the Gunners as one of his favorite clubs, citing that they still have a special place in his heart. The South American striker, who currently plays for United States Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy, revealed this in a recent interview that was uploaded to YouTube that even though he no longer plays for the north London club, he still fancies them and holds them close to his heart as one of his most favorite clubs.

VELA’S YEAR IN FOCUS

Carlos Vela had a disappointing year. The nine game run that he had in June/July was the only time he played consistently in a season ravaged by recurring minor injuries. The Mexican was hoping for better fortunes than the one he had in 2020, but things didn’t exactly work as planned for the LA man.

Vela has a sad story with minor injuries, he has always been plagued with it enough he had some freedom in 2018 and 2019. Vela started 2021 on the back of an injury that he picked up towards the end of 2020. The highlight of his injury crisis was in a game where Vela injured himself, signaled to be removed, changed his mind, only for him to fall down almost immediately. He spent weeks on the sideline after this.

VELA: 2005 U-17 WORLD CUP REVIEWED

LAFC star Carlos Vela was the main man for Mexico as they won a FIFA-organised tournament for the first time in their history at the 2005 u-17 World Cup tournament in Peru. Carlos Vela and Mexico were not favourites to win the tournament, but they went all the way to the final where they battled with Brazil for the right to win the tournament.

Mexico and Brazil faced off in the final of the tournament. The Brazilians were heavy favourites to win the final and the tournament in the process, but they were unable to live up to the status. At the end of 90 minutes, Mexico stunned Brazil 3-0 to win the tournament and Carlos Vela got one of the goals.

LAFC EXERCISE OPTION ON VELA

Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit LAFC (Los Angeles FC) have exercised the option in the contract of Carlos Vela at the club. Carlos Vela has spent the last four seasons at LAFC and there's an option in his contract for a fifth season at the club. LAFC made the decision to exercise that option earlier this week meaning that the Mexican striker is obligated to spend a fifth season at the club.

LAFC confirmed on Wednesday that they have activated the option for a fifth season in Carlos Vela's contract. LAFC made the move in time before the November 30 deadline for non-playoff teams to reveal their roster moves to the MLS. LAFC had an average regular season in the MLS this year and didn't make the playoffs as a result.

VELA AMONG BEST-SELLING MLS JERSEYS

Los Angeles FC (LAFC) attacker Carlos Vela is among the best-selling MLS jerseys this season. This is remarkable considering the fact that the Mexican international missed a big part of the MLS Regular Season this year due to injuries.

MLS recently unveiled the best-selling jerseys for this year in conjunction with Jersey Week and Carlos Vela was third on the list for the best-selling adidas jerseys on MLSstore.com.

Carlos Vela was beaten by just the duo of Peruvian striker Raul Ruidiaz and Josef Martinez of Venezuela.

Atlanta United star Martinez is the player with the most jersey sales in the MLS this year, while Seattle Sounders attacker Ruidiaz is in second place.

LAFC: VELA SET FOR INJURY RETURN

Mexican striker Carlos Vela could make his long-awaited return from injury when Los Angeles FC (LAFC) take on Seattle Sounders later this week.

VELA MISSES OUT ON PORTLAND DEFEAT

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Mexican forward Carlos Vela was sorely missed as his Los Angeles FC (LAFC) suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Portland Timbers in the MLS on Thursday. Vela missed the league game due to an hamstring injury sustained in August.

VELA: REAL SOCIEDAD MAJOR HONOURS REVIEWED

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Mexican national team forward Carlos Vela spent almost seven years at Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad and he didn't win any trophy during his time with the Basque outfit. Carlos Vela initially joined Real Sociedad on loan from Premier League giants Arsenal before the transfer was made permanent in the summer of 2012.

CARLOS VELA: ARSENAL CAREER EXAMINED

Arsenal won the race to sign a young Carlos Vela ahead of several European teams in 2005. He moved to the Gunners from Guadajalara in his native Mexico in 2005 and went on to spend seven years as an Arsenal player before joining Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad in 2012 for an undisclosed fee.

Carlos Vela signed for the Gunners in November 2005. The Mexican international put pen to paper on a five-year deal at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal paid £125,000 for Carlos Vela and it rose to £550,000 when he played 50 games for the North London side.

VELA SAYS ARSENAL ARE BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE UNDER ARTETA

Carlos Vela may no longer be an Arsenal player, but he is still a fan and continues to follow the Gunners, according to what he has to say about the recent changes at the club. The Los Angeles Galaxy striker has always had something to say about his time at the Emirates Stadium and even though he didn't have an enjoyable spell at the club, he insists that he still holds fond memories of his time in England. In his recent conversation regarding Arsenal, the striker says that he has been following the club's activities on social media in recent times and has been impressed to see that they have been making progress lately.

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