Real Sociedad striker Vela rejects Arsenal return

Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela is set to turn down a return to Arsenal. Vela has a buy-back clause in his contract which the Gunners can activate for roughly £3.2m.

Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela is set to turn down a return to Arsenal.

Vela has a buy-back clause in his contract which the Gunners can activate for roughly £3.2m.

But Marca reports bad blood between the Mexican and boss Arsene Wenger will see the 25-year-old turn down a return to north London.

Vela was farmed out on loan four times during his Arsenal career, and only made three league starts during a six-year stay at the Emirates Stadium.

With David Villa quitting Atletico for New York City FC, and star man Diego Costa set for a £32m switch to Chelsea, Vela has been mooted as a possible replacement.

 
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