Carlos Vela: 'How I know I'll be an Arsenal success if I come back'

Arsenal transfer target Carlos Vela believes he will be a success at The Gunners if he returns.

Arsenal have been linked in recent days with a transfer deal for former player Carlos Vela, and the player himself is well aware.

The Gunners have a buy-back clause which can be activated this summer for the 20 goal Real Sociedad star, and would have to pay just £3.8 million to do so.

Vela himself has heard the rumours, but admits he is not aware how far along they are. 

He does however say that he he comes back, he will learn from his past experience at the club to ensure he will be a success, and will be more patient and better prepared.

He is quoted by The Star, "Arsenal gave me the opportunity to come to Europe when I was 17. I didn't have as many opportunities as I expected and I had to try new chances.

"If I have to return to London, I will try to make things in a different way in order so that happened in the past won't be repeated again. Now I speak English. I know what I would find there and what I won't, so I could handle my return in a different way.

"But today, I don't know if I am going to return or not, we will see, it's a matter of time."

Vela signed for Arsenal back in 2005 but had to wait until 2008 to feature for the first team due to work permit issues.

He however failed to hold down a first team place in the side and was sent out on loan to West Brom, and latterly Real Sociedad where he signed permanently.

The Mexican is 25, and will not be intimidated upon his return. He would come back as an established La Liga star, full of confidence and will not be daunted by the scale of the Gunners, a club he knows well.

Vela went onto add that given the low cost of the deal it 'wouldn't be very intelligent', if Arsenal decided to pass on bringing him back, and it's very hard to disagree with that comment.


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