Carlos Vela dropped from Arsenal squad to face Barcelona after losing passport

08 April 2010 03:31
Arsene Wenger said Carlos Vela was left behind for Arsenal's fateful trip to Barcelona because of 'competition for places'.[LNB] But according to reports the Mexican did not travel to Spain because he misplaced his passport.[LNB] Disciplinary action: Arsenal could fine Vela after he reportedly lost his passport [LNB] Vela, who came off the bench in the Gunners 1-0 win over Wolves onSaturday, was surprisingly left out of Arsenal's 18-man travellingparty. [LNB] Fringe first-teamers Craig Eastmond and Fran Merida were insteadnamed on a weakened Arsenal bench, as Wenger's side were thrashed 4-1and dumped out of the Champions League by a Lionel Messi-inspiredBarcelona. [LNB]And according to the Daily Mirror, Vela could now face disciplinary action for failing to find his passport. [LNB] Have you looked under your hat? Fran Merida tries to help Vela find his passport [LNB][LNB]Vela's agent Eduardo Hernandez defended the 21-year-old, saying:'Carlos did not find his passport. He didn't mislead the club, he justdidn't know where the document was.' [LNB]The Mexican, who has 23 international caps, is expected to be one ofhis country's star performers in South Africa this summerthat's aslong as he can find his passport in time. [LNB] GLENN HODDLE: Masterful Messi is proof No 10 is football's magic numberBarcelona 4 Arsenal 1: Magical Messi hits four to wreck Gunners' Euro dreamWenger trusts in a future for youth, insists Manuel AlmuniaARSENAL FC

Source: Daily_Mail