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Vela looks forward to loan

Young Gunner excited by Spanish step-up

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

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Vela: Looking forward

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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."
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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."

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