Arsenal have an option to sign a former forward from La Liga this summer, but the buyback clause has an August 10th deadline.
Arsenal could bring back their old forward Carlos Vela for just €4.2m, according to Spanish publication El Mundo Deportivo, but the buyback clause expires on August 10th.
The Mexico international forward has shone for Real Sociedad this past season, scoring 14 goals and supplying nine assists in his 32 starts in the Spanish top flight, helping them qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
To be directly involved in a goal scored for Real Sociedad 23 times in 32 appearances is a hugely impressive return, and it would seem that Vela has come of age at 24 years-old.
At Arsenal, Vela tended to be used mostly in the Carling Cup, as it was then called, and was fondly remembered for his penchant for chipped shots.
Though not considered ready to lead the Gunners’ line on a regular basis, Vela has clearly developed well in La Liga after transferring in July 2012.
However, with manager Arsene Wenger seemingly focussed on more prestigious targets Gonzalo Higuain and Wayne Rooney, Arsenal appear unlikely to re-sign their old forward.