Date: 29th November 2007 at 3:57pm
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Mexican starlet Carlos Vela will, at last, take his place on the Arsenal training ground a full year and a half after he signed for the Gunners after Arsene Wenger revealed the striker will return from loan in the summer of 2008.

Wenger also revealed that Vela will immediately fight for a spot in the starting line up (which will please Nicklas Bendtner no end) after showing the skills that Le Boss looks for in all his players.

“We scout him every week when he plays, he can apply for a passport in March and normally he will start with us next summer.’ Said Wenger on the clubs official website

“He will straight away be with the first-team and after that it is up to him to get a place in the side.

“I sent him to Spain because he comes from a Mexican culture and it is easier to adapt in Europe. He has what we like here at Arsenal. He is a good passer of the ball and a finisher. He has that intelligent movement with very good technique and great pace.”