Arsenal midfield star nearing La Liga switch

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is set to re-join Real Sociedad and link up with ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to The Sun.

The 32-year-old playmaker will be without a club this summer and looks unlikely to agree a fresh deal due to his advancing years and injury issues this term – he’s made just 12 outings.

Arsene Wenger is thought to be open to keeping the silky passer despite the issues surrounding a deal, but Sociedad are interested and Arteta is open to the move.

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The experienced midfielder played under Moyes at Everton and enjoyed some of the best years of his career with the La Liga outfit.

The Sociedad chief is eager to add Arteta’s experience to his side and is pushing for the swoop.

The ageing ace joined Everton in 2005 and has also played for Scottish giants Rangers, but has never represented Spain at senior international level.