Arsenal Striker Set to Leave Club for La Liga

Emirates Stadium youngster hopes to seal permanent exit.

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Arsenal striker Carlos Vela is hopeful of extending his loan stay at Real Sociedad – and possibly turning it into a permanent switch.
The 22-year-old Mexico international has been at the La Liga side since the start of the season, making 16 league appearances and scoring two goals.
The nomadic forward has failed to settle into life in north London since he moved to Arsenal in 2005 and is currently on his fourth spell away from the club.


Carlos Vela has been at Arsenal for over six years and it’s fair to say that the Mexican is perhaps no nearer to a place in Arsene Wenger’s first team plans than he was when he joined the club back in 2005. The talented striker has all the tricks and turns that delight the crowd but the Gunners boss has never really seen the 22 year old put in a consistent run of form and therefore it’s no surprise that the Arsenal attacker is looking for, and will probably get, a permanent Emirates Stadium exit before too long.

Vela has made just three Premier League starts and has spent a great portion of his Arsenal career out on loan and his current stint with Real Sociedad is going well so a move to the La Liga side seems likely and Wenger will probably not put too high a valuation on the youngster as he looks to trim his squad.

In all Carlos Vela has amassed 64 Arsenal appearances, though 45 have come from the bench, and he has netted 11 goals in the process, some of them great individual efforts.

Wenger loaned out the former Guadalajara man this summer after he brought in the likes of Gervinho and Park Chu-Young to further diminish any chances of an Arsenal career for Vela.

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