Vela not keen on Arsenal return-Does it matter?

Arsenal have got the option to buy back Carlos Vela for the same amount, £4 million, that Real Sociedad paid for him last summer, but the Mexican striker seems distinctly unimpressed with the idea. He may not have a lot of choice in the matter, but I cannot see the point in bringing him back to the Emirates Stadium if he really does not want to come.

Vela spent time on loan with two other clubs in Spain before his loan spell at Sociedad convinced them to make the move permanent. The 24-year old has certainly flourished there, getting his best figures of 12 goals and eight assists last season. He has already repeated those figures this time, which makes him the club’s top scorer.

Vela has played in all but one of their league games and has fired them into the Champions League positions. He obviously feels comfortable there and wants to stay, as he explained to the Spanish news agency EFE.

Vela said, “Arsenal are a big team that gave me the opportunity to play in Europe. I will always remember that, but I didn’t have the opportunities that I felt I deserved.

“I am here and I would like to stay here.”

If Arsene Wenger is really serious about bringing the striker back to the Premier League, he will have to go and talk to him and persuade Vela that it would be good for him. The presence of at least the Spaniards in the Arsenal side now could also have a bearing on this, but it needs to be done with the agreement of the player rather than forced through. Do you think he is worth the trouble or should Arsenal just forget it?

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56 thoughts on “Vela not keen on Arsenal return-Does it matter?

  1. o_0

    We’ve talked about this a billion times on this site. NO, we don’t want him back.

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  2. goonner

    no does not matter now… he still needs improvement to join the Arsenal that we dream of! Players we want to right now is Jovetic for sure. A defensive/holding midfielder such as Gonalons, Matuidi, Wanyama, Camacho, Capoue! As well as a strong Centre Back, plenty of them out there really… And promotion! A good addition would be a winger aswell to free Podolski as a Striker but that is not a must. COYG!

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  3. o_0

    Unrelated, but:

    @Leo is probably gonna comment on here, and when he does, there’s gonna be a couple of haters here filling up the comments section with cr*p. I enjoy reading his comments, but for those who don’t:

    IF YOU DON@T LIKE @LEO’S COMMENTS – DO NOT READ THEM. DO NOT LEAVE POINTLESS HATE MESSAGES.

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  4. Dem Gunners

    @Mo Owais, hahahah i hate Leo too and yea o_0 does have a crush on Leo, so does Tobias

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  5. o_0

    @Mo Owais
    @Dem Gunners

    Sorry, but I do not participate in the homosexual activities that you two do.

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  6. leo

    A.Santos: “The [Gremio] staff, board & the players have all made me feel very welcome. There is no doubt, I want to stay.” music to my ears

    sorry guys me o_0 ,tobias we are not like you

    since @dem gunners & mo commented on the same thing at same i can see brokeback mountain part 2 story here lmfao
    so you two like each other hmmmmmm keep it going lads

    or are you my ex-gf pretending to be a guy staking pmsl

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  7. leo

    ^stalking ie

    or you guys are so obsessed with me do you know what mourinho said to wenger for his chelski’s obsession Voy*ur

    so stop stalking me Voy*ur you are freaking other’s out

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  8. Bob Dylan

    Hey leo we are all sorry if we have ever left any pointless hate messages, we understand your boyfriend doesnt appreciate it, and would like to appologize on behalf of the whole arsenal community that may have any involvement, we all appreciated the information you supply to use although its usually not based on any fact, however WE HAVE GERVINHO

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  9. leo

    @dem gunners @mo owais i am sorry guys didn’t mean it just joking i know you are passionate gooners so i apologise again

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  10. nir

    who cares? there is a buy out clause and when he becomes world class in like 2 years, thats wen u poach him.

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  11. lion

    leo, tobias, o_O, and mo. you guyz are diverting the purpose if this article. you fools really need to get a life. admin please do something about this….. becoming unbecoming. gutted!

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  12. juhislihis

    If you don’t like leo’s comments, ignore him. How hard can it be? F’n tools.

    IMO he only publishes rumours and gossip which are welcome here. I mean, there isn’t that many things to talk about.

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  13. IJM

    @ Leo
    “Ramsey over diaby” hahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Get it wrong again Leo, stays in good form and gets it wrong again!! Ramsey over diaby hahahahahahahahahaha

    (Air)

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  14. green gunner

    Gervinio, Giroud, chamack, Bendtner….. The level of arsenal striker this last couple of years are not even fit to be mentioned amongst the greats of not so long ago. Henry, berkamp, wright, anelka.

    Do we want vela back??

    NO! We want pure class back.

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  15. Laurentkboi

    Come on gunneretes, the pride we can hold on too right now win yourself that quadruple our fair ladies!!!!

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  16. Gunnerforlife

    Why was he sold in first place if we wanted him back? I saw few games this season and he is doing great. But as he said he didn’t get what he deserved and it will happen again. He won’t get first team place if we buy Jovetic or some other striker. Vela can be an option but we need another clinical stiker. He is a good back up stiker but it seems he doesn’t want that.

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  17. TrueGunner82

    its ok cos we’re not keen on you (which is why we sold you)

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  18. leo

    @ijm a fit ramsey over an unfit diaby on any given day

    diaby 37 injuries in 6 years enough said wouuld messi be givent he same importance if he was like diaby & hargreaves at manrure was out for 2 season he was dumped ever since then carrick has stepped up the very same player who was once called overrated ramsey isn’t good but he will get better stick to fifa13

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  19. TrueGunner82

    Think you guys need to meet up and have one massive 0rgy, you’re all so sexual frustrated, thats all.

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  20. Baba Buhari Nasir

    Arsene wenger u ar not serious 4 ur job, why cant u keep him at the club be 4 (vela u ar right stay where the love u .)

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  21. Tobias

    would like vela back as possibly a 3rd choice striker but it wouldnt be fair on him he is better where he is for gis own carrer

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  22. IJM

    Hmm if only I could think of a recent example of wenger sticking by someone during their injury spells to wait for their brilliance to break through. Crap! If only I could think of one. Wait…

    Ramsey over diaby hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    (For Spanish speakers)

    Jajajajajajajajajajajajajajaja

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  23. topgunner

    U know y vela is not interested in returning to Arsenal? Coz he is afraid that he’l warm the bench again.He is cleary saying he is not the talent which Gunners need.So vela continue playing where you are.It is good for you as well as Arsenal.

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  24. Gunnerineverylife

    @IJM Diaby can’t play 10 full matches per season ffs and how did Rvpursestring pay Wenger for sticking with him?Diaby with glasslegs over fit Ramsey Hahahaha or IJM if you are Spanish jajajajaja

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  25. Gunnerineverylife

    Theo will be out for another 2-3 weeks,Wenger should tell Gervinho that he is playing for Ivory Coast for next 2-3 weeks.

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  26. CUT

    With money we are making, we need more quality accountants and not bloody players, who will only sink us in red!

    So I say no Vela!

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  27. IJM

    This time next season diaby haters will be kissing his glass legs.

    But what’s insane is you all will be on here saying how you knew he was class not glass all along. And he’s better then p viera.

    Ramsey over diaby hahahahahahahahahahaha

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  28. DCC

    @IJM

    no arguments that Diaby is class or that Ramsey is trash…

    Just wish they would switch roles ie Diaby fit and on the pitch ….. Ramsey on the bench or the physio table…..

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  29. leo

    @ijm better than viera lol joke of the day someone who can’t last 10 mins how many time have you seen viera getting injured or let me put it this way have you seen viera or do you even know him lol

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  30. ISF

    @ijm
    Arsenal need players that can regularly do what they get paid for ‘playing’ we cannot afford to carry injury prone players taking up wages and spaces for years in the hope they come good.Diaby in my opinion falls into this category.When Song was sold we were told dont worry Diabys back ! has not really worked out has it

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  31. IJM

    @Leo- gets it wrong….again

    Ramsey over diaby hahahahahahahahaha

    Dang it!!!! Who is viera??? Was he at least black????
    And who the heck is this Henry guy??? Did he play for arsenal too???

    So many questions!

    And who the heck is Leo?!?!?! I heard he was the greatest gunner of all!!!

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  32. LoCkAy

    Vela is not keen on an Arsenal return…!!!

    Would you blame him?

    Wenger needs to start getting rid off the deadwood and useless players making our massive wage bill… That’s just ridiculous…

    Everytime I get on the site I see news or rumours about a new target…

    Before we even go down that road, we have to clean up the place…

    WE HAVE TOO MANY “AVERAGE AND RUBBISH ” PLAYERS IN THE SQUAD…

    WE WILL HAVE THE SAME THING NEXT SEASON…

    Especially with the same “deluded” manager…!!!

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  33. LoCkAy

    Diaby needs to be offload as well as Gervinho and more…

    This squad is just not fit for trophy seeking… Just average and only Wenger thinks he can do something with it… Well he is deluded, that is the reason…!!

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  34. jamaican gunner

    vela was never given a fair chance to prove himself at arsenal

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  35. gassman

    Lol. I knew this was gonna happen. The same is gonna happen when gervinho leaves he is gonna get better. Arsenal need to look at themselves in the mirror….. Includeing the fans too (you guys make me sick)

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  36. gassman

    Am a fan like some of you. But sometimes we forget that these guys are humans too. They read what we say about them, it affect them the same way it affects us. From a real ARSENAL

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  37. farshid

    he scored most of his goals from penalty spot…not so great imo

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  38. Uche

    Why would vela want to come back and why would we want him back? He is a good player but he did not perform well enough to hold down a starting place. He is not better than van persie and Adebayor so he had to warm the bench. If he comes over to arsenal now, nothing will change. He cannot lead our attack. He is small and the premier league is too physical for him. La liga is a better fit for him as demonstrated by his performance there. Also, some players do better in smaller clubs where the pressure is less. Vela is not expected to lead Sociedad to a trophy. But Carzola, giroud, podolski and co are expected to lead us to trophies down here. That is the big difference.

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