The 25-year-old striker was tipped for a reunion with Arsene Wenger after the Gunners reportedly triggered his £3.2million buyback clause, with Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay revealing that Vela was on his way back to north London.

However France international Griezmann, who is also wanted by Arsenal, claims that Vela has snubbed an Emirates return by penning a new deal with the La Liga outfit, and revealed that he too is looking to stay in Spain next season.