Arsenal striker Carlos Vela doesn't want to return to the Emirates.

Mexican striker Vela is on loan at Real Sociedad and wants to remain in Spanish football.

He said: "I don't want to return to Arsenal. I have asked my agent to negotiate with Arsenal to stay here."

Vela joined the Gunners in 2006 and has made 60 appearances - but the 22-year-old has failed to become a regular in Arsene Wenger's team.

Cash-strapped Sociedad hope to keep Vela on loan until next year before making the deal permanent.