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He is quite a player and is another Wenger prodigy. Knows how to use his pace well and is capable of beating players. He is the kind of player who the crowd wants to see the ball as he can do something with it.
 

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Lets say that with the amount of talent this kid has, the coach has to be a really big idiot to not turn this kid into a world-class player. He was performing in La Liga without any touch of Wenger.

Anyways congrats on having this player.
 

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All that said, Arsenal has the best scouting system to be able to get these "kids" into the EPL and continue to play at an extremely high level. what a team this will be in 2 years!
 

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TBH the whole planet knew who Vela was. He isn't a Wenger prodigy because every manager in the world saw Vela in that youth tournament and liked what they saw.

Wenger hasn't done shit in this case
It's very rare for a manager to find players that no one has ever heard of. It's still a big risk buying a 16 year from a differant country, loads of kids play well in these tournaments and turn out sh1t, Le Tallec for example
 

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It's very rare for a manager to find players that no one has ever heard of. It's still a big risk buying a 16 year from a differant country, loads of kids play well in these tournaments and turn out sh1t, Le Tallec for example
It's not that big of a risk. Wenger bought Vela for around £125,000. That's pretty cheap considering how powerful Arsenal financially. I'm sure he acquired players like Clichy, and Bendtner even cheaper.
 

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Clichy cost around £350k, don't think Bendtner cost anything as he came from a semi-pro club.

I also found your "how powerful Arsenal are financially" amusing. We're as financially powerful as the Mongolian economy.
 

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Clichy cost around £350k, don't think Bendtner cost anything as he came from a semi-pro club.

I also found your "how powerful Arsenal are financially" amusing. We're as financially powerful as the Mongolian economy.
Compared to the elite clubs of Europe, Arsenal aren't that big financially. But compared to clubs like Chivas Guadaljara, and Auxerre, Arsenal are a juggernaut. It's pretty easy for Arsenal to purchase those players, especially since they're youth players.

I'd also say that most EPL clubs in terms of money are juggernauts compared to the rest of the world's clubs barring Europe's elite clubs.
 

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TBH the whole planet knew who Vela was. He isn't a Wenger prodigy because every manager in the world saw Vela in that youth tournament and liked what they saw.
how comes every manager in the world didn't attempt to sign him then, he was only £2m?

most were watching Giovani, and wishing that they could nick him off Barca, funny world, now that guy can't even get a start ahead of Aaron Lennon.
 

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Vela did choose Arsenal over Valencia, there were also eyes from other teams on him after that tournament he did so he was not unknown at all.

I didn't get his stuff at Osasuna though but Osasuna is a team that plays some other style of football even though that Shojaei guy might be one of the good footballers they might have besides Monreal and Azpilicueta.
 

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Vela best player on pitch vs Wigan. with assist on 2nd goal after a solo run on counter attack and crosses low to Simpson. then superb chip with left foot at full speed 1 on 1 vs keeper and with defender chasing him down. truly he will be one of the elite forwards of the world in the near present and future. lets not forget he is still 19 and can play in sub World Cups and Olympics....

I think he will be Mexico's next Hugo Sanchez who will shine at club level but with the national team will not do much unfortunately....
 
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