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

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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.

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