Carlos Vela can't wait to put on the Arsenal shirt whilst we Gooners can't wait to see him in one!
The Mexican joined THREE years ago but has plied his trade in Spain, having to bide his time waiting for a work permit.
He seems really eager to please and appears to have his head firmly screwed on.
I'm really excited about Vela. He seems a real talent, and Wenger rates him very highly. Whether playing upfront or on the wings this season, Vela will no doubt get Gooners on the edge of our seat's with his playing style.
Although excited I call for patience with Vela. He is young and will take time to adjust to the Premiership and English football in general.
He will have gained first team experience in Spain but we should not expect him to make the leap straight into the Arsenal first team. I'm sure that Gooners are not naive enough to expect that anyway.
I wish him good luck in his Arsenal career and hope he helps us win many trophies.
Speaking of good luck, I wish plenty for Gilberto.
He has been a superb servant for Arsenal and an excellent professional throughout his time at the club.
I won't forget Gilberto and what he has done for Arsenal. An excellent player who did a great job for us.
He has a brilliant attitude and even when he was over-looked as captain last season and barely featured, you hardly heard a grumble for him.
Young players could learn bundles from Gilberto just by the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch. And Arsenal will miss him, not just his experience but his role in the squad.
I would be more than happy for him to stay, but you can't argue that at his age he needs regular football and it's likely he won't get that at Arsenal.
Keep it Goonerish..........