With the end of the season just around the corner, there has been a lot of opinions by the media and also the fans over which summer signings Arsenal should make or which the gunners should overlook.
But in a twist of event, it is very unlikely for players to publicly declare their interest in clubs.
Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela However, has said that he would be open to a move back to the Emirates by saying he ‘won’t close the door’ on Arsenal.
The Gunners have the option to re-sign Vela for just £3.3million all thanks to a buy-back clause inserted in his contract and after 15 goals and 11 assists in La Liga this season – Wenger would be silly to not consider moving for the versatile forward this summer.
Vela told press at the weekend,
“Arsenal can come back for me at €4million (£3.3m) at any time, which is €1million more than Real Sociedad paid. I look at things differently these days and I won’t close the door on Arsenal, or any team in England. I think I’m better prepared to play in another country now.” According to the DailyMail.
He also went on to add that any other club would have to pay £24.6m to acquire his services.
There’s no denying that the price is a big plus for a player who has 19 goals and 13 assists this season, playing predominately on the wing, an excellent return.
His versatility is also attractive, as a player who can play as a lone forward and also be played through, or as a more creative winger, whether it be on the left, or an inverted one, and he would offer an upgrade on Sanogo as backup for Giroud, who looked in need of a rest towards the end of March.
Vela’s finishing has improved much since his Arsenal days, when a delicate chip was his trademark, frustrating fans with his wastefulness. But all these has changed with the pacy attacker this season, scoring 14 league goals from 61 shots, a fine record.
His fitness record is near impeccable this season, playing 34 of Sociedad’s 35 league games this season. Additionally he has the benefit of knowing the club, and he’s definitely come on a lot since he left Arsenal, as a player, especially with his decision making and movement.