The Arsenal and Mexico striker Carlos Vela has had enough of being a peripheral player at the Emirates, and is now looking to find another team as soon as possible, according to his brother Alejandro.
In an interview quoted on mediotempo.com (in Spanish) Alejandro said: “The reality is that there is significant interest from other teams in various leagues, Carlos already has an EU passport, so do not be surprised if he leaves. But everything has been kept very quiet because it was handled discreetly, so there is not much in the news about what may happen. He sure is looking at options to get more minutes on another team.”
Alejandro is in constant contract with his brother, despite playing on the other side of the world, and says that Carlos is simply desperate to play football on a regular basis.
“He’s not playing much and he wants to have activity that is a fact. The worst that can happen to a player is not playing, and not feeling like a useful part of the team.
“Even though Arsenal say they want him to stay, he does not see the continuity he wants. You do not see the minutes he spends waiting to play, and obviously, as a player, you must always try to find accommodation in a place where you feel your work is appreciated and where you have more time on the field.” he said.
I sometimes wonder how many injuries have to happen for Vela to get a run in the Arsenal first team. He was given the squad number of 11, and has had a game now and then, but it is easy to understand his frustration. I imagine he would do very well in a reasonable Spanish team…..