Birth date 1 Mar 1989 (30 years)
Nationality Mexico Mexico
Height 180 cm
Position Midfielder
Number 10
Team history
LAFC 2018 - present
Sociedad 2012 - 2017
Sociedad 2011 - 2012 (loan)
Arsenal 2005 - 2012
West Brom 2010 - 2011 (loan)
Osasuna 2007 - 2008 (loan)
UD Salamanca 2006 - 2007 (loan)
Celta de Vigo 2005 - 2006 (loan)

Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido is a teenage Mexican international who currently features for the Premiership giants Arsenal. He is a versatile footballer who can play either as a striker or as a winger.

Carlos Vela developed at the youth academy of the Mexican powerhouse Chivas de Guadalajara and was signed by Arsenal in the summer of 2005. He was sent on loan to Spanish club Ceta de Vigo for the second half of the 2005-2006 season and then to Salamanca for the entire of 2006-2007 season and made 31 league appearances. He played on loan for Osasuna for the 2007-2008 season and made 33 league apperances.

Carlos Vela has since been recalled to Arsenal and has been named by the British tabloid The Sun as one of the players to watch in 2008. He has laso played 7 international matches for Mexico so far and has scored 4 goals.