Select a Team

Prev Game: UEFA Champions League Tue 24th Nov

prev game - Arsenal
team 1 score team 2
Arsenal 3 - 0 Din Zagreb

Next Game: Barclays Premier League Sun 29th Nov

next game - Arsenal
team 1 score team 2
Norwich 16:15 Arsenal

Vela looks forward to loan

Young Gunner excited by Spanish step-up

By Peter Fraser.   Last Updated: 05/08/07 2:09pm

  • Share:
Vela: Looking forward

Vela: Looking forward

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Arsenal's Carlos Vela is looking forward to a season in La Liga after joining Osasuna on loan.

"This level does not frighten me. It is a dream for me."
Carlos Vela Quotes of the week

Vela, 18, became the Spanish outfit's sixth summer signing after agreeing a one-year loan at the El Sadar stadium.

The Mexican striker spent last season on loan at Segunda Division side Salamanca, as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks to give the youngster first-team experience because the Under 20 international is not eligible for a British work permit.

Vela, though, is not daunted by the prospect of stepping up to the Spanish top-flight and hopes to impress.

"This level does not frighten me. It is a dream for me," said Vela.

"I played in the second division and now I face a new challenge. Osasuna is a good place to show my ability.

"Everybody wants to play in the starting 11. I have the opportunity to have playing time with a team which are always fighting for the Uefa Cup places, and that is very important."


Related Profiles

Most Popular


Akpom aiming high

Akpom aiming high

Chuba Akpom talks to Sky Sports about life at Hull City and his hopes for the future at Arsenal.

Positives for Arsenal

Positives for Arsenal

From Sanchez's heroics to their defensive solidity - we reflect on a night of positives for Arsenal.

Martin Tyler's stats

Martin Tyler's stats

West Brom and Watford would be in the top four if Premier League games ended at half-time. Read Martin's stats!

Missing Men

Play Missing Men


Arsenal's FA Cup final win in 1998