Carlos Vela: 'I did not enjoy time with Arsenal'

Carlos Vela admits that he did not enjoy his time with Arsenal as reports continue to link him with a return to the club.

Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has revealed that he did not enjoy his time at the club.

The 25-year-old struggled to become a first-team regular for the Gunners before joining Real Sociedad on a permanent deal in 2012, and he admits that he found it much easier to settle in Spain.

"The majority of Sociedad's players are from the youth system and this has turned the dressing room into something more familiar," Vela, who scored 16 La Liga goals last season, told beIN Sport.

"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."

Despite his comments, Vela recently suggested that he would be open to returning to Arsenal in the near future.

Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela and Getafe's Sergio Escudero in action during their La Liga match on January 19, 2014
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