The Mexican football Carlos Vela arrived at Arsenal to the Premier League very young in 2008 and soon became a great friend of the Spanish Cesc Fabregas, where they were together for three seasons, later both of them left for different destinations after the 2010-2011 campaign. During that time together, the Spaniard realized that the Mexican soccer player had great talent and began to consider him as one of the most talented players he had ever seen.
In an interview with Marca newspaper in its Mexico edition, Cesc Fabregas spoke a lot about Carlos Vela, whom he considers one of the best scorers he has seen in his entire career as a professional footballer. For me, Vela is one of the players with the best technique and definition that I have ever played with, I have it very clear and I saw him at Arsenal, I saw him at Real Sociedad, I saw him when he went to Celta de Vigo and now, I see him in the MLS with LAFC. He does not doubt that Carlos Vela is a phenomenon and if he has not been even more it is because he did not want to, and I have always told him that.
At some point, Carlos Vela was one of the great promises of soccer in Mexico, and that without ever having played in the league of his country. He is currently 31 years old, and only a few harsh but always friendly words that Fabregas used to say to him remain in his memory, as Carlos always wanted to leave some things for later. Fabregas says that when Vela had good days, he did incredible things, what happened is that he always lacked that consistency and discipline to be the best.
In 2019, at the age of 30, Carlos Vela announced his permanent retirement from the Mexican national team, although he continues to show an excellent level with Los Angeles FC of the MLS. Last year he broke an impressive record by scoring 38 goals in 36 games, with 17 assists.