According to reports, Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona utility man Sergi Roberto, who has been "asked" by Mikel Arteta.
Arteta stated earlier this month that Arsenal "must maximise every window": “I think with the amount of things and the way that we want to evolve the squad, we have to maximise every window in many different ways and we are alert.
“[Technical director] Edu and his team are working very hard because we know exactly what we need to do, and whether we can accomplish that in January or in the summer, is a different question as it is related to other stuff.”
Roberto has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona. Since the 2010/11 season, he has appeared over 300 times for the Spanish giants.
This season, the 29-year-old has suffered with injuries, starting only six games. His contract expires in June; thus his future is uncertain.
According to Fichajes, Roberto does not feature into Xavi's intentions, therefore his departure "appears to be imminent."
Arteta is also said to have "requested" that Arsenal sign him. The Gunners are interested in him because he can "join the rotation" in midfield and at right-back, according to the club.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Youri Tielemans, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, may decide to leave Leicester City:
“He is at an age and at a stage in his contract where he has to ensure he looks at every option. I would love it to be here at Leicester, that is natural, but I understand it’s a very short career.
“For players it’s about ambition, the challenge and sometimes it’s about a different environment. We have seen it before many times.”