Arsenal Football Club has announced that striker Carlos Vela is in San Sebastian this evening for final discussions about a permanent move to Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.

The 23-year old Mexican international spent the whole of 2011/12 on loan with the Spanish club and enjoyed a successful campaign in La Liga, scoring 12 times in 35 appearances. Vela made his Arsenal debut in 2008 and has made 62 appearances, scoring 11 goals.

Further news will be issued on www.arsenal.com in due course.

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