The agent of Fran Merida admits the Arsenal midfielder is set to join Real Sociedad.

"The agreement with Real and the player himself with Arsenal is total," Joseba Diaz told Noticias de Gipuzkoa. "We only need Arsene Wenger, he is the head of it all, to give the go-ahead to Fran's departure.

"Arsenal and their own scout Francis Cagigao look very favourably at the operation.

"I think this issue cannot be expected to last longer than tomorrow. We have to solve it this week. I hope to be given the go-ahead by Wenger in the next few hours but I cannot assure you of this because it is something that does not depend on me.

"What depends on me is negotiating Fran's contract and this is already done."