Mikel Arteta’s chances of securing a deal for Sergi Roberto look to be increasing by the week, after the Arsenal manager was repeatedly credited with interest in the player.

Arsenal were said to be interested in the utility player during the January window, however, the whole thing was looking towards the summer, when the player is available on a free transfer.

Sunday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo reports that if ‘nothing radically changes’, Roberto will be leaving at the end of the current season.

Barcelona haven’t yet even offered a renewal, and would be looking at AC Milan’s Franck Kessie as a replacement.

Roberto knows he has an ‘open door’ and fancies a move to the Premier League, which would of course benefit Arsenal. The move to England is being worked on, and there looks an open path here for Arteta to get the signing done.

Whilst the Barcelona player may struggle to fight his way into the Arsenal starting eleven, his flexibility could make him a good squad addition, especially should the Gunners qualify for the Champions League.