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Arsenal boss Wenger: Now time for Vela to shine

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says now is the time for Carlos Vela to impress.

With Emmanuel Adebayor injured and Robin van Persie suspended for another two matches, Vela has a chance to show Wenger he has power in his game to compliment his ability.

"He is naturally gifted, quick, intelligent and with very good technique, so you now want him to add that combative, determined side that makes the difference," Wenger said.

"He'll quickly be a world-class striker when he adds that to his game. Some day we all get our chance - the target is to take that chance when you get it, and he has the potential to do that."

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