Vela's Departure Confirmed
Arsenal have finally announced the transfer of Carlos Vela to Spanish side Real Sociedad. The club website confirmed the deal was at an advanced stage some four weeks ago, with the Spanish side having unveiled the Mexican forward and listed him in their squad profiles on their website. But with all documentation having now officially gone through. Arsenal have made the finalisation of the deal public.
The Gunners also did not confirm the departure of reserve midfielder Oghuzan Ozyakup to Besiktas until today either. But Vela`s registration is finalised and Arsenal have, typically, announced an undisclosed fee. Meanwhile, there are reports circulating that suggest Sebastien Squillaci has been allowed to fly to Athens to discuss terms with Greek side Olympiacos, with a fee having been agreed.