Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v West Ham

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Vela eager for Sociedad stay

Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela says he wants to stay at the Primera Liga club next season to cool talk linking him with an Arsenal return.

Last Updated: 27/03/13 at 13:41 Post Comment

Carlos Vela: Wants to stay at Real Sociedad

Carlos Vela: Wants to stay at Real Sociedad

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Vela joined Sociedad on a permanent deal from Arsenal last August, having spent the 2011-12 season there on loan after failing to cement a regular first-team place with the Gunners.

The move came after the striker, who joined the Premier League club from Guadalajara as a highly-rated youngster in 2005, took in three other loan spells during his time at Emirates Stadium.

Reports surfaced this week that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could take up a buy-back clause in the Mexico international's contract after seeing him rediscover his form in Spain this season.

The 24-year-old has scored 12 goals in 27 appearances for Sociedad this term as they push for a UEFA Champions League spot.

But while Vela remains grateful for the opportunity given to him by Wenger, the frontman insists he is happy in Spain.

He told Spanish news international agency EFE: "Arsenal are a big team who gave me the opportunity to play in Europe. I will always remember that, but I didn't have the opportunities that I felt I deserved.

"I am here (at Real Sociedad) and would like to stay here."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Arsenal confirm signing of Petr Cech from Chelsea

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea for a fee of around £10m.

Man United target Bastian Schweinsteiger wants another German title

Man United target Bastian Schweinsteiger says he wants to win a fourth straight Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich.

Rangers talk to former Manchester City defender Reece Wabara

Former Manchester City youth captain Reece Wabara is in contract talks with Rangers after leaving Doncaster Rovers.

Mail Box

NB: The Transfer Window Isn't Even Open Yet

The message to most fans is not to lose your s**t before the window officially opens. Plus thoughts on Cabaye to Spurs, window conclusions and geography vs money...

Liverpool Have Surged Ahead Of United

One Manchester United fan is officially worried about Liverpool's transfer market action. Plus thoughts on England, Women's World Cup, Petr Cech and Spurs' task...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company