The youngster found minutes for the gunners few and far between and it seems the extended lack of chances has been the last straw and perhaps rightly so after he had some flashes of brilliance that perhaps should have been rewarded with some more chances on the pitch.
Vela said on the current situation:
I don’t want to return to Arsenal. I have asked my agent to negotiate with Arsenal to stay here.
Apparently cash strapped Real Sociedad are willing to negotiate a loan deal that will extend up to 2013 with a clause inserted that will allow them to make the deal permanent thereafter.
Personally I say it is a good move by the Mexican and perhaps one that has been a long-time coming. The youngster was highly regarded as a player with bags of potential and he simply wasn’t able to fulfil it at Arsenal with his limited chances and consistently being down the pecking order.
What do you guys think? Feel free to leave a comment below!