Former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela has revealed he could return to North London ‘at any moment’ despite leaving last summer for Real Sociedad.
The Mexican international has revitalized his faltering career in Spain after seeming destined for big things at a young age. He spent a season on loan with the club in 2011 before the move was made permanent last year, he has since scored 13 goals and assisted eight times in La Liga.
The latest quotes from the 24-year-old seems to draw on the rumoured buy-back clause in his contract that would allow Arsenal to purchase the striker for a cheap price. Despite the speculation, Vela has reiterated his desire to play with Real Sociedad and play in next season’s UEFA Champions League with the Basque club.
Sky Sports reported the Mexican told L’Equipe:
Going back to Arsenal? It could happen at any moment, but I don’t want to think about it.
My life is at Real Sociedad, and it is with that shirt that I want to play in the Champions League next season.
While he is looking a different player since joining La Liga permanently, he is hardly prolific. His game is more suited to the Spanish league as he failed to deal with the more physical side of the English game. Arsene Wenger let the little Mexican go for a reason, and while reports have been heating up over a possible buy-back option this summer, it is unlikely that anything concrete will actually surface.