Tough tackling Spaniard makes big announcement and pushes £22 million man closer to Arsenal move

Sergio Busquets admits that his friend Pedro could be forced to leave Barcelona in order to play first-team football, with Arsenal reportedly interested in his services.

The Spaniard has been the subject of much talk this summer, as the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have been linked with a swoop.

And Busquets has added to talk by admitting that he could leave.

“I think that as a team-mate and friend, I would like him to stay for a long time but I understand that he has doubts,” he said on the Sky Sports website.

“He wants to play but there is a lot of competition. In our team we have the best players and it’s very difficult.

“I hope he stays but the decision is his.” © 2017 Frontier Theme