Carlos Vela has made it clear that he is not interested in a return to Arsenal after declaring that he wants to remain with Real Sociedad.

The Mexico international had been linked with a possible return to the Emirates after it became clear that there was a clause inserted in his contract that allowed Arsenal to buy him back for just £4million.

Carlos Vela
Carlos Vela has impressed since moving to Real Sociedad, and is not interested in leaving. [Reuters]

Vela spent more than four years at Arsenal but was never able to hold down a regular place in the first team and made just 29 league appearances during his time at the club.

He was loaned out to West Brom and then spent a season on-loan at Sociedad where he scored 12 league goals and made it clear that he wanted to move to the Spanish club on a permanent contract.

The 24-year-old has continued to excel this season and already has 12 league goals as Sociedad push for a place in next season's Champions League. They currently lie in fourth place and are two points clear of their nearest challengers Valencia.

With Arsenal struggling to secure a place in the top four, Vela has made it clear that he is fully committed to Sociedad and has no intention of returning to north London.

"Arsenal are a big team who gave me the opportunity to play in Europe. I will always remember that, but I didn't have the opportunities that I felt I deserved," said Vela, as quoted in Talksport.

"I am very happy here [at Real Sociedad] and would like to stay here."

Arsenal have a shortage of out-and-out forwards with Olivier Giroud the only real option for Arsene Wenger. With Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott being asked to play in wide areas it has left the Gunners boss with limited options.

Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakah are currently on loan away from the club but it seems unlikely that either will return and push for a place in the first team next season.