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Vela: I didn't enjoy Arsenal

Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela says that he never enjoyed his time at Arsenal, amid speculation that he could be set for a return.

The 25-year-old, who spent large parts of his seven years as an Arsenal player out on loan, moved to Sociedad permanently in 2012 and hit 16 La Liga goals during the last campaign.

Vela has been heavily linked with a move back to Arsene Wenger's side after it became apparent there was a clause in his contract which would allow the Gunners to repurchase him for a reported 3.3m.

Vela made 29 Premier League appearances for Arsenal - scoring three times - but the Mexico international insists he is now settled in Spain.

"The majority of Sociedad's players are from the youth system and this has turned the dressing room into something more familiar," he told beIN SPORTS.

"I never felt comfortable in London and I never enjoyed it, however, when I got to Sociedad, I found a place where I was very happy, where I'm enjoying myself every day.

"The English game is very straightforward. Here, the difference is that there are more touches of the ball and that benefits me."