Date: 16th May 2008 at 9:29am
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Arsene Wenger has laid out his plans to bring Carlos Vela home to North London to feature in the first team next season.

It seems like a very long time ago that Arsenal signed the U17’s world cup star, and after a long wait we may finally get to see him wear the red and white of Arsenal.

‘We have applied for a work permit for him now,’ said Wenger. ‘And he will be involved with the first-team next season.

‘He has played the whole season at Osasuna on the left wing and he had to work hard there. But for me it is not his position he is a central striker, an Eduardo type.’