English power Arsenal snapped up Carlos Vela from Chivas de Guadalajara after Vela helped Mexico win the Under-17 World Championship in 2005.
After a pair of years abroad for seasoning, Vela returned to Arsenal over the summer. On Tuesday, he finally made his Gunners debut.
Vela played the first half of Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Hungarian side Szombathelyi. He was active in his limited time as he set up an early chance and had an opportunity of his own, which he failed to capitalize on.
Still, it's a step in the right direction for Vela. Winning a starting spot seems a monumental challenge for Vela but earning some playing time is probably within his reach.