Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela has admitted that he thinks it makes perfect sense for Arsenal to activate a £3.5m buy-back clause in his contract this summer, insisting that the proposed transfer would represent an "intelligent" decision from Gunners chiefs.
Vela left the Emirates for Sociedad in 2011 and has been a revelation in La Liga, netting double figures in each of his three full seasons with the Basque giants.
The 25-year-old is fresh from a 21-goal season in all competitions and was asked again about whether he would be receptive to Arsenal interest, refusing to rule out the possibility of giving the Premier League another crack if asked.
He is quoted by the Daily Star as telling El Diario Vasco: "During the last two summers, Arsenal were not interested in activating it, so we had no trouble.
"It makes sense they will activate the clause now. A club that sees that a player is performing well for three years and has the chance of having him back for just an extra million.
"But today, I don't know if I am going to return or not, we will see, it's a matter of time."
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger definitely has a decision to make over the Mexican maestro, who despite not making the grade previously in North London would surely make a prudent purchase.
Vela's continued absence from the Mexico squad means he'll have the whole summer to rest, recuperate and consider his future, while Arsenal decide if they need fresh options in advanced areas.