Vela looking to leave Arsenal

Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has spoken of his desire to make his loan move at Spanish side Real Sociedad a permanent deal at the end of the season, ESPN reports.

The 22 year old has impressed at Sociedad, scoring three goals and notching five assists during his time at Anoeta. Vela has struggled for opportunities at Arsenal and has been sent on loan four times during his career. The Mexican international is happy with life in Spain and says that his future lies away from the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to recruit further in Vela’s position, which means the 22 year old is allowed to move.

Vela said: ‘I would stay at Real. I am happy and the people support me. I owe Arsenal affection and gratitude for the opportunity that they gave me, but I was not happy there and this affected my work. It was hard day to day and, when it came to training, I was thinking about going home. Here, however, I am happy and have made good friends.’

The Mexican international continued: ‘It is too early to talk about these issues, but I do not close the door to Real. But, if you cannot reach an agreement with Arsenal, you cannot do anything. As I said, I’m happy here and would like to help the team stay up. Then we’ll see what happens in the summer. Right now, we cannot do anything even if we wanted to.’

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