Lorient want to take Arsenal striker Carlos Vela out on loan, according to France Football.
The Ligue 1 outfit have shown an interest in the 22-year-old Mexican, who spent the second half of last season out on loan with West Brom, and it is believed that they are trying to negotiate a six-month loan deal with The Gunners.
The two clubs share a healthy relationship. A number of Arsenal youngsters have been loaned out to the French side in the past, most notably Gilles Sunu and Francis Coquelin, whilst Lorient sold Laurent Koscielny to us last summer.
Vela has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Arsenal since joining in the club back 2005, and with the recent arrivals of Gervinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer, the Mexican has forcefully been pushed further down the pecking order, thus putting his future at the Emirates in real jeopardy.
Vela, who has had loan spells at Salamanca, Osasuna and recently West Brom, has made 64 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal in 6 years, bagging 12 and 6 assist along the way.
I think a loan move for Vela would be ideal for him this season, especially now that we have Gervinho and Chamberlain on board.
I do feel sorry for the lad, as I don’t feel he has been given a proper chance at Arsenal. He has the ability, but if Wenger doesn’t intend to utilize him this season then a loan deal has to be seriously considered.
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