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Mikel Arteta linked with La Liga return 1

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is being linked with a summer move back to Spanish La Liga, according to the latest reports, with both Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao reportedly keen on hi services.

The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates and he has yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners. The club should ultimately offer him a one-year contract as the midfielder is keen on staying in North London.

Should Arsenal have used Carlos Vela as a makeweight to sign Antoine Griezmann? 1

Posted on June 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal now looking likely to cash in on their selling rights for Real Sociedad Carlos Vela (for around £10M) should they be using the Mexican to push through a deal to sign talented winger Antoine Griezmann?

Arsenal are 5/2 to win the race for his signature, but haven’t made a genuine approach for the 23-year-old yet, while the move to relinquish Vela of his attached buy-back clause is gaining momentum.

Vela, 25, has enjoyed a prolific spell in Spain since his move from Arsenal. His goal contributions have been superb for Sociedad, scoring 12 and assisting 7 in 2011/12, 14 & 9 in 2012/13, and 16 & 12 in 2013/14.

Are Gunners right to agree sale of Vela rights? 0

Posted on June 23, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are set to sell their rights to Mexican striker Carlos Vela for £8.8million and allow La Liga club Real Sociedad to keep the versatile forward. Vela had been linked with a return to north London, with a £3.5million buy-back clause in his Sociedad contract.

The Gunners could also receive £400,000 if Vela’s Spanish side reach the Champions League and £200,000 if Sociedad make it to the Europa League.


Surely Arsenal re-signing Vela is a no-brainer? 2

Posted on June 11, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Guardian, Arsenal is set to activate the buy-back clause in the contract of Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela. The Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay is believed to have told Spanish radio station Cadena SER: “Arsenal have informed us that Vela would be with them next season.”

Small Fee

The buy-back fee of £3.5million is a very small amount for a player that has just enjoyed probably the most productive campaign of his career so far. The Mexican forward scored 16 goals in La Liga and got 12 assists.

Carlos Vela hints at Sociedad stay 0

Posted on May 31, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Mexican forward Carlos Vela has all but closed the door on the return to the Emirates by revealing that he did not enjoy his time in English Premier League.

The highly rated footballer has been mentioned as a possible reinforcement for the Gunners, who can still entertain a buy-back clause for a nominal fee, but it appears the 25-year-old will not be returning to England, let alone Arsenal.

And while the two clubs are in negotiations to remove the clause from the player’s contract, Vela has made it clear that he is perfectly happy at Anoeta, while suggesting he was unhappy during his time in England.

Would Real Sociedad pair be good signings for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 23, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal could be set for a double raid on Real Sociedad this summer. The Gunners have been linked with re-signing their former striker Carlos Vela, but the Daily Mail claim that the Gunners are also looking at renewing their interest in teammate Antoine Griezmann this summer.


Griezmann has developed steadily at Real Sociedad in recent years and at 23-years of age is starting to fulfil his immense potential. Last season Griezmann scored 21 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions and got three assists.

Carlos Vela move to Arsenal could be blocked 2

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Reports from various sources have suggested Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela is having difficulty with his proposed move back to Arsenal this summer. The Sociedad president was said to have flown to London recently to discuss with the club about the possibility of quashing the deal as they want to keep him.

The Mexican international, 25, has enjoyed a great spell in Spain since making the move from Arsenal. Vela has scored 15 goals and made 12 assists in the league this season. He has 46 in 125 games for Sociedad and admitted to having a buy-back clause of around £3M.

Why Arsenal should go for Carlos Vela 1

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

At a time when Arsene Wenger and his charges are preparing for an assault on the FA Cup trophy, the fans are wondering whether the squad will be at all reinforced during the summer transfer window.

The Professor has all but ruled out heavy spending in spite of the sizeable transfer kitty at his disposal, but the reality is the Gunners need to add some bodies to their ranks, especially as a couple of players are set to leave.

Arsenal linked to Antoine Griezmann 0

Posted on November 30, 2013 by Nemanja Lazarevic

French newspaper Le 10 Sport has suggested that Arsenal could make a move on Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old is reportedly on the Gunners’ radar and the Premier League side are reportedly looking to make their interest concrete in the coming weeks in an attempt to beat other interested teams to the player’s signature.

And while Real Sociedad are not too keen on selling their prized asset, they have admitted they are prepared to consider all serious offers for the France Under-21 international.

Former Gunner set to return to Arsenal? 2

Posted on May 02, 2013 by admin

In the last few days there have been reports of a former Gunner returning to Arsenal in the summer, in the player of a certain Cesc Fabregas. I, as like most people would be absolutely ecstatic if Fabregas was to return to Arsenal in the summer and who knows it may happen. But this time it’s another ex-arsenal player that’s in the headlines for a return.

Carlos Vela is a player that has had rumours of a return surrounding him for the majority of the second half of the season, mainly due to his impressive form in Spain, and it’s the constant rumours that make me believe that maybe there is some real truth in this story.

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