Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela is about to join MLS expansion club Los Angeles FC so we decided to check if Arsenal might benefit from a sell-on clause.

Carlos Vela has played his final game for Real Sociedad.

The Mexican joined La Real on loan in 2011, before making the switch permanent in 2012.

Since then, he’s become a firm crowd favourite.

He made 248 appearances for them, and scored 73 goals.

The last of those goals came in the closing stages of his final club appearance against Sevilla on Wednesday night.

He will now join new MLS team Los Angeles FC.

Vela was linked with a return to Arsenal in 2014.

Reports stated that Arsenal had a £3.5m buy-back clause that they intended to activate.

However, Real Sociedad paid up to £12m to remove the clause before signing Vela to a new contract.

It’s unlikely, therefore, that Arsenal will able to profit from Vela’s latest move.

Vela joined Arsenal as a 17-year-old in 2005 after impressing in the u17 World Cup.

Unable to play in England due to not having a work permit, he spent the next two seasons on loan in Spain at Salamanca and Osasuna.

He obtained a permit in 2008 and went to make 62 appearances for the club before joining Real Sociedad.

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