Arsenal striker Vela favours Real Sociedad stay

Arsenal striker Carlos Vela says he'd like to stay with Real Sociedad.

Vela is currently on loan at Spanish club Real Sociedad.

The 22-year-old Mexico international failed to break into the Gunners first-team regularly and said in El Diario Vasco: "I would stay at Real. I am happy and the people support me.

"I owe Arsenal affection and gratitude for the opportunity that they gave me, but I was not happy there and this affected my work.

"It was hard day to day and, when it came to training, I was thinking about going home. Here, however, I am happy and have made good friends."

Vela added: "It is too early to talk about these issues, but I do not close the door to Real. However, if you cannot reach an agreement with Arsenal, you cannot do anything.

"As I said, I'm happy here and would like to help the team stay up, then we will see what happens in the summer. Right now, we cannot do anything even if we wanted to."

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