Mexican forward Carlos Vela is set to be sent out on loan by Arsenal until the end of the season, with Bolton emerging as the likely destination

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Bolton, which had Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan for part of last season, is one of many clubs interested in Vela.

The 21-year-old Vela has seen his first-team chances at Arsenal limited this season, with Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner, Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott all ahead of him in the Arsenal pecking order.

Wenger says he wants "Carlos to play at the top, top level and the club who gives me the biggest guarantee to play will have the chance to sign him."

Wenger expects the deal to "happen in early January because he is keen to play."