Arsenal youngster Carlos Vela has travelled with the squad to face Manchester United this evening – despite being in quarantine earlier this week. Fearing their Mexican star could unleash the deadly virus on their squad, the Gunners ordered Vela to stay at home on Monday.
The concerns were sparked by a recent training ground visit and stay with Vela by his mates from Mexico, where 149 people have lost their lives to swine flu. Arsene Wenger said: “It looks to be a massive problem so we asked him to stay at home on Monday. He wasn’t allowed at the training ground.
The decision was made after taking government advice. But the 20-year-old was given the all-clear yesterday by the club’s doctors and was allowed to return to training.