Carlos Vela left Arsenal under a bit of a cloud three years ago, with a history of annoying Arsene Wenger. (Remember when he turned up at airport for a Champions League game, but forgot his passport!) But now he thinks it is time for Arsenal to buy him back.
When asked about the Gunners buy-back option, the Mexican international said: “During the last two summers, Arsenal were not interested in activating it, so we had no trouble,”
“It makes sense they will activate the clause now. A club that sees that a player is performing well for three years and has the chance of having him back for just an extra million.
“If Arsenal wouldn’t pay that amount they wouldn’t be very intelligent. If we put ourselves in their position we will do the same.
“Now, we have to analyse what can be done and how it can be done. And after putting everything in order, we will make a decision about my future; trying to choose the best way to be happy.”
But Vela still insists that the conditions must be right for him to return, especially regarding his new contract with Arsenal. “The happiness that I feel in San Sebastian will play an important role in my decision.” he continued. “I seek the best, not only for me but also for Arsenal,”
“The Gunners are the owners of my rights. It’s a decision that must be taken with plenty of calm.
“Regarding a future deal, there are three parts and if they don’t reach an agreement, there will be problems and it will be difficult to solve.
“We have to find a solution that convinces the three part of this negotiation.
“Obviously, the opinion of the player is always important, because if I am not happy in a new destination it will be difficult to perform well.”
Is it the right time for Vela to return to the Emirates?