Arsenal transfers: Barcelona midfielder keen on Camp Nou stay

Arsenal transfers: Sergi Roberto dismisses speculation linking him with a move away from Barcelona

Sergi Roberto has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Barcelona amid reported interest from Arsenal.

The 22-year-old midfielder only has 11 months remaining on his current deal with the Catalan giants and has been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United in recent months.

However, the Spain under-21 international says he is relishing the chance to work under Luis Enrique in Barca’s first-team this season.

“Not at any time have I thought about leaving because this is where I want to spend my whole career,” Roberto said.

“A new coach makes you keen to train. We’re all starting from zero.

“We all have to give it one hundred per cent. And the youngsters a little bit more.

“He was vital for me. But now we’re in the first team, with even better quality players. I have to show that he can trust me like he did back then … Luis Enrique knows the reserves.

“We have signed players from other clubs out of necessity, but the philosophy is still the same.”

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