Carlos Vela wanted by Real Betis

Real Betis ramp up bid to sign Arsenal striker Vela

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21:41 GMT, 25 April 2012

Real Betis are keen on Carlos Vela, 23, who is on loan at Real Sociedad.

The Arsenal striker expressed his desire to leave the Emirates earlier this month, saying: 'From my point of view, from a footballing and lifestyle standpoint it is better to stay in this league.

'I have a contract with an English team and if I have to return there I will adapt, but if I could stay here I would be happier.'

The Real deal: Vela is keen to stay in Spain

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