VELA WANTS TO STAY
Arsenal's Mexican striker Carlos Vela has said that he is not thinking about returning to Arsenal at the end of the season. The striker is on loan at Spanish club Real Sociedad, who are in danger of being relegated from the Spanish la Liga this season.
Only eight points separating them from being dragged into the relegation zone. Much was expected of them this season due to the arrival of Carlos Vela. However, the Mexican striker has excelled during his time at the Spanish club, which has prompted suggestions that he will be a major player for Arsenal next season. The Mexican, though, has played down reports suggested that he might want to stay with his current club Real Sociedad from next season onwards.
The 23-year-old has struggled for first-team opportunities at Arsenal, but he has been a first-team regular at Real Sociedad. Further, he has also scored six goals in his last seven matches for the club, which have prompted suggestions that Real Sociedad might be looking at the possibility of making his loan move permanent in the summer. This is his second season on loan at a Spanish club after he spent some time with Osasuna last season.
The speculation is such that Vela has been rumoured to be set for a call up to the Spanish team for the European Championships (might be worth some euro 2012 free bets if he is!)
"I already said [in January] that I wanted to finish the season here, scoring as many goals as I could and getting as many assists as possible. Later, when the time comes for transfers, I will talk about that. Now I am not thinking about either Arsenal or the future. I try to do my best and enjoy every moment at San Sebastian, because I do not know if I will stay here," Vela said in a recent interview.
The striker has performed extremely well with Real Sociedad this season scoring 10 goals in the 30 appearances he has made.