Transfer news

Agent expects Vela stay

June 23, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Carlos Vela will remain at Arsenal this summer, according to the player's agent.

Carlos Vela
GettyImagesCarlos Vela had been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer

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Vela has struggled for first-team opportunities at Emirates Stadium and, after going out on loan to West Brom at the end of January, he made only eight appearances - five of them as a substitute - and scored two goals.

With Arsenal expected to allow a number of players to leave this summer, there was speculation that Vela would be moving on, but agent Eduardo Hernandez claims the forward remains part of Arsene Wenger's plans.

He told ESPN Radioformula in Mexico: "I have had eight conversations with Arsenal, the most recent was last Friday, and Carlos is an Arsenal player, he will stay at Arsenal and is not for sale.

"The process with Carlos is a little bit slow. Arsene Wenger is an extremely demanding coach. He sent him on loan for six months to West Brom not with the results he wanted, but, nevertheless, everything is going very well."