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Vela wants to avoid Arsenal

Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela wants to avoid a reunion with his former employer Arsenal in the Champions League play-off round.

Last Updated: 01/08/13 at 15:43 Post Comment

Carlos Vela: Doesn't want to return to The Emirates

Carlos Vela: Doesn't want to return to The Emirates

The Gunners are just one of several sides La Real could face in the play-off fixture, drawn next week, with the victor progressing through to the lucrative group stages of the 2013/14 competition.

However Vela, who still has a clause in his contract that could see him bought back by Arsenal, hopes for a more favourable draw.

"This is my home now, I don't want to face Arsenal," Vela said.

"Any other tie would be nice. I don't want it to become too complicated."

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