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Arsenal push through with deal for Real Sociedad striker Vela

Arsenal intend to push through their signing of Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela.

The Mirror says the Gunners want to activate a buy-back clause they inserted into the transfer of Vela to Real Sociedad in 2012.

Reports this morning suggest Arsene Wenger will conclude a £3.5m deal in the coming weeks, with the World Cup not causing a delay as the player is not in Mexico's 23-man squad.

Talks between the two clubs are said to be at an advanced stage, with Arsenal hoping to fend off interest from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

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