Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has revealed that he still sees the Gunners as one of his favorite clubs, citing that they still have a special place in his heart. The South American striker, who currently plays for United States Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy, revealed this in a recent interview that was uploaded to YouTube that even though he no longer plays for the north London club, he still fancies them and holds them close to his heart as one of his most favorite clubs.

This would come as a welcome remark by Arsenal fans, who have also been following the striker’s career even after he left the Emirates Stadium. Vela joined Arsenal as a very young striker some years ago and there was a lot of expectation placed on him to become a shining star for Arsenal. After signing for the club, Gunners former manager Arsene Wenger gave him some game time necessary enough to show signs of good things to come. However, for as long as Wenger and the Arsenal fans waited, it did not look like that was going to happen.

Following several opportunities to try and impress the Arsenal chiefs, Vela was unable to hit the ground running so he was allowed to leave the club some years later. Following his exit from the Emirates Stadium, many thought that he would cultivate some amount of hatred for Arsenal but the reverse has been the case since then. He has, instead, spoken fondly of the time he spent as an Arsenal player, insisting that his failure to adapt to English football was no one else’s fault but his. Asked what he thinks about returning to the Emirates Stadium in the future, he smiled and replied that even though he would not mind to, the chances are very little.