Arsenal transfers: Carlos Vela hints at possible Gunners return
Arsenal transfers: Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela says he could return to the Gunners in the future after impressing in Spain
Carlos Vela says he could return to Arsenal in the future as the striker continues to impress for new club Real Sociedad.
The 23-year-old completed a £3.5m move to the Basque outfit in the summer after failing to break into the first-team at the north London side.
The Mexican has been a steady performer for Sociedad, with a promising return of nine goals in 21 La Liga matches this season.
Vela claims that Arsenal scouts have been watching him in Spain and believes that a move back to the club he joined as a 16-year-old is a possibility.
“I don’t rule it out,” Vela said when asked if a return to Arsenal is possible. “They have a clause to buy me back – you put that in the contract for a reason.
“I don’t know if anything will happen, it is out of my hands, but I know Arsenal have come to see my games.”
Vela, who initially moved to Sociedad on loan at the start of the 2011-12 campaign, has scored 21 goals in 60 appearances for the Basque side.